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Camel in Action by Jonathan Anstey, Claus Ibsen

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Chapter 1. Meeting Camel

This chapter covers

  • An introduction to Camel
  • Camel’s main features
  • Your first Camel ride
  • Camel’s architecture and concepts

Building complex systems from scratch is a very costly endeavor, and one that’s almost never successful. An effective and less risky alternative is to assemble a system like a jigsaw puzzle from existing, proven components. We depend daily on a multitude of such integrated systems, making possible everything from phone communications, financial transactions, and healthcare to travel planning and entertainment.

You can’t finalize a jigsaw puzzle until you have a complete set of pieces that plug into each other simply, seamlessly, and robustly. That holds true for system integration projects ...

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