Apache Camel ™ is a versatile open-source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns.

Camel empowers you to define routing and mediation rules in a variety of domain-specific languages, including a Java-based Fluent API, Spring or Blueprint XML Configuration files, and a Scala DSL. This means you get smart completion of routing rules in your IDE, whether in a Java, Scala or XML editor.

Apache Camel uses URIs to work directly with any kind of Transport or messaging model such as HTTP, ActiveMQ, JMS, JBI, SCA, MINA or CXF, as well as pluggable Components and Data Format options. Apache Camel is a small library with minimal dependencies for easy embedding in any Java application. Apache Camel lets you work with the same API regardless which kind of Transport is used - so learn the API once and you can interact with all the Components provided out-of-box.

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.

The following projects can leverage Apache Camel as a routing and mediation engine:

  • Apache ServiceMix - a popular distributed open source ESB and JBI container
  • Apache ActiveMQ - a mature, widely used open source message broker
  • Apache CXF - a smart web services suite (JAX-WS and JAX-RS)
  • Apache Karaf - a small OSGi based runtime in which applications can be deployed
  • Apache MINA - a high-performance NIO-driven networking framework

So don't get the hump - try Camel today!

Too many buzzwords - what exactly is Camel?
Okay, so the description above is technology focused.
There's a great discussion about Camel at Stack Overflow. We suggest you view the post, read the comments, and browse the suggested links for more details.

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The Camel PMC made available a new patch release: Apache Camel 2.9.1.
This release includes 109 bug fixes and comes about eight weeks after the release of camel-2.9.0.

The artifacts are now published and are ready for you to download either from the Apache mirrors or from the Central Maven repository.
For more details please take a look at the release notes.

Many thanks to the Camel community for making this release possible.

Two days ago the Camel PMC voted another one of the very active and talented contributors to become a committer.

Bilgin Ibryam was actively involved with Apache Camel for about 6 month contributing code and helping other users. Bilgin proactively assigned reported issues to himself and took them to resolution acting as a committer. He is already a committer for the Apache OFBiz project and know how Apache works. In recognition of his work, the PMC only had to take care of the simple task of making that official. Today, Bilgin got his committer account setup, concluding the process of becoming the newest Camel rider. Stay tuned for his first official commit.

On behalf of the Camel PMC, welcome aboard Bilgin and keep up the great work!
Christian

The Camel PMC just issued a new patch release: Apache Camel 2.8.4.
This release includes almost 90 bug fixes and comes about eight weeks after the previous patch release on the camel-2.8.x branch.

The artifacts are now published and are ready for you to download them from the Apache mirrors or from the Central Maven repository.
For more details please take a look at the release notes.

Many thanks to the Camel community and all contributors who's time and efforts made this release possible.

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Today the Camel PMC voted another one of the very active and talented contributors to become a committer.

Babak Vahdat was actively involved with Apache Camel for about ten month contributing code and helping other users. In the past two months his activity reached a new level. Babak proactively improved our code base, provided patches for broken builds and tested our new releases. In recognition of his work, the PMC only had to take care of the simple task of making that official. Stay tuned for his first official commit.

On behalf of the Camel PMC, Babak, welcome aboard!
Christian

The Camel PMC is glad to announce the availability of Apache Camel 2.7.5.
This release resolved 44 JIRA issues (mostly bugs) reported by users.

The release is available to Download from Apache, and as well from Central Maven repo.
For the release notes we suggest to take a look at the release notes for the Camel 2.7.5 release.

Camel 2.7.5 is the last planned 2.7.x release and we stop maintaining this branch. You will may see a Camel 2.7.6 version if we need an really urgent patch (e.g. for a security vulnerability), but this is really unlikely.

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