I performed a technical review on the book, and the first thing I did was open the source code and run through the examples. Each of the examples was well documented, thorough and all had unit tests.
Combine this with very detailed history, theory and practical application of the Camel framework, you end up with a book that will kick start you on a Camel project, as well as be an invaluable reference resource for solving even advanced problem spaces.
The book was an amazing work.
Apache Camel is a Java framework that lets you implement the standard enterprise integration patterns in a few lines of code. With a concise but sophisticated DSL you snap integration logic into your app, Lego-style, using Java, XML, or Scala. Camel supports over 80 common transports such as HTTP, REST, JMS, and Web Services.
Camel in Action is a Camel tutorial full of small examples showing how to work with the integration patterns. It starts with core concepts like sending, receiving, routing, and transforming data. It then shows you the entire lifecycle and goes in depth on how to test, deal with errors, scale, deploy, and even monitor your app— details you can find only in the Camel code itself. Written by the developers of Camel, this book distills their experience and practical insights so that you can tackle integration tasks like a pro.
What’s Inside • Valuable examples in Java and XML • Explanations of complex patterns • Error handling, testing, deploying, managing, and running Camel • Accessible to beginners, useful to experts