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A new input mapping system has been added to Camel Designer. But what that even means ?!?

Well, better to be seen, but if explained, it’s an effort to provide a more intuitive configuration system for Camel route steps. On one hand, it simplifies the view of a route by compacting route steps, and on the other hand, it provides an easy drag-and-drop mapping ability to map process variables to activity inputs.

For example, to configure an endpoint, such as an HTTP activity, the mapping view allows the developer to configure a full HTTP invocation by mapping component options, headers and payload.

Detailed blog article

To really understand how this new configuration system works, head to the following blog post that deep dives into it:

In the blog above, this new functionality is covered in great detail. Furthermore, it showcases how combining Camel Designer and Camel JBang empowers the developer to code with super fast trial-and-error cycles. The combo shines when used for exploratory work and prototyping.

Quick video demonstration

If you’re not that interested in the nitty-gritty details, here’s a video recording showcasing Camel Designer and Camel JBang, walking you through the process of building and running one of the examples included in the blog article.