Open source consultant Heath Kesler on getting started with Camel

Open source consultant Heath Kesler on getting started with Camel

date:Mar 18, 2011

Heath Kesler, an open source consultant who specializes in implementing open source frameworks, talks about Camel and how to get started with open source. Takeaways included how to set up a solid open source architecture base and how to route messages. This video comes from an interview with Jan Stafford at TheServerSide Java Symposium.


Read the full transcript from this video below:  

Open source consultant Heath Kesler on getting started with Camel

Heath Kesler: Hi, I'm Heath Kesler, I'm an open source consultant, and I work a
lot with companies that are trying to implement open source frameworks.
Things like ServiceMix , Camel, ActiveMQ, and CXF. One of the things I
talked about today was Camel in and of itself. How to get started with it,
where you want to begin because, a lot of times, we have clients that just
didn't have the know-how, or the knowledge, of where to start. As you look
on the web and you find things, sometimes they can be misleading, so one of
the big takeaways from today would have been, how you set up and structure
your Camel architecture, for your built components. So that when you start
out and build your application, that you're starting from a good
foundation, that you're not kind of being led down the wrong path and you end up
with this hodgepodge of implementations.

That was one of the big takeaways. The other thing we walked through was some
of how messaging structure was worked, the message exchange patterns, what
Camel actually does from an enterprise integration pattern standpoint. How
it implements those, how you use components and processors to assemble a
route, and those routes, then, can be very powerful to put together
business logic. So from that standpoint, it really is a powerful tool to
be able to route messages in such a way that, you don't have to put a whole
lot of thought or effort into designing or architecting those specific
routes.

From that standpoint, it was a great talk and I really enjoyed the group
here today.

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