Available as of Camel 2.14
The rest component allows to define REST endpoints using the Rest DSL and plugin to other Camel components as the REST transport.
Path and uriTemplate syntax
The path and uriTemplate option is defined using a REST syntax where you define the REST context path using support for parameters.
If no uriTemplate is configured then path option works the same way. It does not matter if you configure only path or if you configure both options. Though configuring both a path and uriTemplate is a more common practice with REST.
The following is a Camel route using a a path only
And the following route uses a parameter which is mapped to a Camel header with the key "me".
The following examples have configured a base path as "hello" and then have two REST services configured using uriTemplates.
See Rest DSL which offers more examples and how you can use the Rest DSL to define those in a nicer RESTful way.
There is a camel-example-servlet-rest-tomcat example in the Apache Camel distribution, that demonstrates how to use the Rest DSL with SERVLET as transport that can be deployed on Apache Tomcat, or similar web containers.