Integration is a top priority for enterprise projects that seek to connect multiple web service endpoints quickly, efficiently, and maintainably. From a development standpoint, integration can also be a serious challenge. One way to ease that challenge is by using an integration framework like Apache Camel.
Apache Camel's API and out-of-the-box components implement many common enterprise integration patterns (EIPs), making it relatively simple and easy to do integration tasks such as connecting web services, performing XSL transformations, logging audits, and more. In this Java tip we introduce a process for using Apache Camel as an integration solution. We start with a business integration problem involving multiple web services. We then map the problem, briefly discuss the components needed to resolve it, and implement a solution based on Apache Camel's routing engine.
Apache Camel is an open source Java framework that focuses on making integration easier and more accessible to developers.
Apache Camel is a rule-based routing and mediation engine that provides a Java object-based implementation of the Enterprise Integration Patterns using an API (or declarative Java Domain Specific Language) to configure routing and mediation rules. The domain-specific language means that Apache Camel can support type-safe smart completion of routing rules in an integrated development environment using regular Java code without large amounts of XML configuration files, though XML configuration inside Spring is also supported.
Apache Camel provides support for Bean Binding and seamless integration with popular frameworks such as Spring, Blueprint and Guice. Camel also has extensive support for unit testing your routes.