This makes it very easy to spin up and test your routing rules without having to write a main(String) method; it also lets you create multiple jars to host different sets of routing rules and easily test them independently.
How this works is that the plugin will compile the source code in the maven project, then boot up a Spring ApplicationContext using the XML confiuration files on the classpath at
This allows you to boot up any Spring services you wish; whether they are Camel related or any other Spring POJOs.
If you want to boot up your Camel routes a little faster, you could try the camel:embedded instead.
camel:run will by default try to run dot generation to generate Visualisation diagrams.
To enable it you should configure the useDot parameter: