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Camel in Action by Jonathan Anstey, Claus Ibsen

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Chapter 3. Transforming data with Camel

This chapter covers

  • Transforming data using EIPs and Java
  • Transforming XML data
  • Transforming using well-known data formats
  • Writing your own data formats for transformations
  • Understanding the Camel type-converter mechanism

In the previous chapter, we covered routing, which is the single most important feature any integration kit must provide. In this chapter, we’ll take a look at the second most important feature: data or message transformation.

Just as in the real world, where people speak different languages, the IT world speaks different protocols. Software engineers regularly need to act as mediators between various protocols when IT systems must be integrated. To address this, the data models ...

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