Monday, February 23, 2009

Camel User Guide

For those never-read-anything-besides-physical-paper people, the Apache Camel user guide in PDF form may interest you. Be warned for printing it though as its quite large :)

Apache Camel User Guide version 1.6.0

This is really the closest thing we have to a book on Camel. Hoping that will change in the near future!

Another great source for nicely printable Camel documentation is FUSE Source. Check it out here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Apache Camel 1.6.0 Released!

The Camel team is pleased to announce the release of Apache Camel 1.6.0. Get it while its hot!

Unix/Linux/Cygwin Distribution
Windows Distribution

We've fixed 169 issues in this release so its a worthwhile upgrade for all Camel users. You can find the full list of changes here.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Apache Camel... more EIPs than you can shake a stick at!

For those of you who don't know already, one of Apache Camel's main themes is to make complex Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIPs) accessible to the everyday Java developer. We have an extensive catalog of EIPs that we support and recently I added a few more.

Composed Message ProcessorHow can you maintain the overall message flow when processing a message consisting of multiple elements, each of which may require different processing?
Claim CheckHow can we reduce the data volume of message sent across the system without sacrificing information content?
DetourHow can you route a message through intermediate steps to perform validation, testing or debugging functions?
Scatter-GatherHow do you maintain the overall message flow when a message needs to be sent to multiple recipients, each of which may send a reply?

You can try any of these patterns out using Apache Camel / FUSE Mediation Router 1.5 and onward.