Camel Step-by-Step, an ebook - the cover

Learn the basics of Apache Camel, step-by-step.

A complete, illustrated, beginner’s guide to Apache Camel.

Apache Camel is a very powerful integration framework for Java. But its concepts can be quite confusing to new developers.

You might have started with the Camel documentation. Or you might be working your way through tutorials. But you’ve got deadlines, and you just want to get something built, ASAP.

Maybe you’ve just joined a team where Camel is heavily in use, but you don’t want to feel like asking silly questions. Or maybe your boss has asked you to look into starting to automate some of those repetitive integrations.

  • How do you create applications with Camel?
  • Where should you run your Camel apps?
  • How do you use Camel to transform data?
  • How do you start working with web services?

If you’re struggling to get to grips with the basics, then this book is for you. Camel Step-by-Step will help you master the basics of Apache Camel and start developing Camel applications in no time.

A book aimed squarely at beginners like you

What if there was a book aimed squarely at beginners like you, with no nonsense, no jargon and written in plain English?

What if the book had helpful screenshots, and came with sample code? 🛠

What if the book:

  • made no assumptions about your programming
  • took you through the basics
  • included detailed screenshots for you to follow
  • answered all your most basic questions about Camel
  • got you building a real-world Camel project?

Start building real-world Camel apps from day 1, with Camel Step-by-Step

Camel Step-by-Step is the ebook for the beginner to Apache Camel.

You’ll learn about Camel, what it can do and how to get started. You’ll be using the same tools that thousands of other developers use, like Maven, Eclipse and IntelliJ.

You’ll learn how to write tests for your Camel apps, and what a typical test should look like.

By the end of the first section, you’ll have already created your first Camel app.

As I’m still writing the book, you can pre-order it today at a discounted price of just $19.

You’ll receive the latest draft of the book, plus free updates when I finish new chapters, until the book is completed, at which point the book will be priced at $29 or more.

Pre-order your copy now for just $19 - save 30%

What’s in the book?

Here’s a guide to what you’ll learn in the book.

The basics

The basic concepts of Apache Camel, what it does and how to use it.


Creating projects

How to create Camel projects from Maven archetypes.


Spring Boot

Introducing Camel’s support for the awesome Spring Boot framework.

Processing messages

How to route, transform and process messages with Camel

Web services

How to create and invoke web services


How to write tests quickly, and what great tests look like.

Tools & IDEs

How to install and use time-saving Camel tools, like Fuse Tools for Eclipse.

Monitoring and Debugging

How to monitor your Camel applications with Hawtio, and debug your Camel routes in Eclipse


A no-nonsense jargon buster that explains the key terms in Camel.


(NB: By pre-ordering now, you’re supporting a product that is currently in development. The final content is subject to change!)

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Full contents

Got questions?

What do I get when I pre-order?

When you pre-order, you’ll receive the latest draft of the book. I’ll send the next chapters of the book as they are written, which you can review and provide your feedback on.

By pre-ordering now, you get the book at a 30% discount on the full price, plus you get the opportunity to have your say in the final content.

When is the book expected to be finished?

At the moment I’m targeting completion of the book for August 2018.

What if I’m not satisfied?

I think you’re going to love the book. But, if for some reason you’re not satisfied, you can ask for a refund at any time. If you don’t find the book useful, then I don’t want you to have to pay for it. It’s really all win for you.

What if I have more questions, or I want to suggest topics for the book?

You can email me via this contact form, or hit me up on Twitter (my DMs are open) and I’ll be happy to answer any of your questions!

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Made with ❤️ and 🍔 in London by Tom Donohue.