This mini-guide takes you through the source code of a simple example.
This example is available in the examples\camel-example-jms-file directory of the Camel distribution.
There is more than one way of adding a Component to the CamelContext. You can add components implicitly - when we set up the routing - as we do here for the FileComponent:
or explicitly - as we do here when we add the JMS Component:
In normal use, an external system would be firing messages or events directly into Camel through one if its Components but we are going to use the ProducerTemplate which is a really easy way for testing your configuration:
Next you must start the camel context. If you are using Spring to configure the camel context this is automatically done for you; though if you are using a pure Java approach then you just need to call the start() method
This will start all of the configured routing rules.
So after starting the CamelContext, we can fire some objects into camel:
From the ProducerTemplate - we send objects (in this case text) into the CamelContext to the Component test-jms:queue:test.queue. These text objects will be converted automatically into JMS Messages and posted to a JMS Queue named test.queue. When we set up the Route, we configured the FileComponent to listen of the test.queue.
The File FileComponent will take messages off the Queue, and save them to a directory named test. Every message will be saved in a file that corresponds to its destination and message id.
If you have the time then use 5 more minutes to Walk through another example that demonstrates the Spring DSL (XML based) routing.