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Camel in Action by Jonathan Anstey, Claus Ibsen

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Chapter 7. Understanding components

This chapter covers

  • An overview of Camel components
  • Working with files and databases
  • Messaging with JMS
  • Web services using Apache CXF
  • Networking with Apache MINA
  • In-memory messaging
  • Automating tasks with the Quartz and Timer components

So far, we’ve only touched on a handful of ways that Camel can communicate with external applications, and we haven’t gone into much detail on most components. It’s time to take your use of the components you’ve already seen to the next level, and to introduce new components that will enable your Camel applications to communicate with the outside world.

First, we’ll discuss exactly what it means to be a component in Camel. We’ll also see how components are added to ...

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