Introduction to Integration With Apache Camel
My Pluralsight Course on Apache Camel
This course is designed as an introduction to using Apache Camel. Camel is one of the most popular open-source frameworks targeted at solving integration problems. Camel realizes standard, well-established Enterprise Integration Patterns, or EIPs. In this course, we will cover several of these EIPs, as they are vital for Camel implementations. I will show you how to use these patterns as we add Camel to a case study project, a Java application for processing order fulfillment. I chose this scenario because it captures a common problem that developers face: best practices for integration are commonly an afterthought during initial implementation. In our scenario, the fulfillment processor sends orders to one fulfillment center. The product owner wants to add a new method for fulfillment, but the new fulfillment endpoint has a different message structure and different rules for processing than the current one. You will see how we can introduce Apache Camel to increase the cohesion of the components in the processor and decrease the on-boarding time of future fulfillment endpoints. Through patterns such as pipes and filters, message routing, message endpoints, and message translation, we will implement processing to a new fulfillment center using Camel as the primary means of integration. By taking this course, you will gain foundational knowledge of Apache Camel. You will learn about the architecture, including CamelContext, routing, endpoints, and components. You will see what it takes to add Apache Camel to a project. You will see how Camel implements standard EIPs and usage examples that leverage the patterns. Finally, you will learn how to test and debug Camel routes. This course is primarily intended for developers who are looking for a framework to solve integration problems and/or are interested in Apache Camel as a framework. It will also be useful for technical and solution architects who are investigating technologies to leverage for implementing integration. It is recommended that you are proficient with Java and knowledgeable in Spring before taking the course. While viewing the course, you will be able to easily follow along with the demonstrations, each of which will build on the previous demonstration for a fluid experience. It is recommended that you download the initial case study application into your IDE prior to starting the course.
You can find the course at the following URL: http://www.pluralsight.com/courses/apache-camel-intro-integration.