Camel with Jboss fuse 6.2.1


This is a blog about how easy it is to deploy camel routes in the newly release jboss fuse version 6.2.1. There have been enough jboss fuses in the market to short circuit yours but jboss tells me this is the real deal. Truth my friends has an expiration. Spring and camel are like two peas in a pod like forest and jenny, EJB and camel…? more like kevin love and the cavaliers. Any camel book you pick up tells you how to compose routes, they are easy to learn and might even be responsible for an endorphin release, but then the “route” you take for Context setup is more of a highway to hell. There are many ways to resolve it but the road is rocky.

I have a route, can some one please Eff’n deploy the Eff’n route in an Eff’n containter

You Eff’s have been answered. Say hello to the brand spanking new Jboss fuse 6.2.1. It comes in two flavors, OSGI and EJB. I have adopted the EJB version courtesy familiarity and market demand. With 6.2.1 in your bag, you can just inject the camel context pretty much anywhere in your application and roll with it. Its pre configured with a whole bunch of components, more than enough to get us going.


At this point all there is left to do is to add our route to the context that has been configured by the container.

Plugin exploits

After we have run a clean install on the POM file, and hit refresh on our project we should be able to see the spoils of our plugin run. a folder called ‘generated’ is created and the root folder that was supplied to the plugin configuration is created, the generated files (JaxB annotated ) are created underneath it.Two classes of particular interest are the interface that represents the port and the class that represents the Service.

The programmer’s work

Ok sir/mam, a lot of work has been done for you by the benevolent open source community, but you want to leave a mark (stain?) too. We would begin by implementing the port interface, in our case its “HumanResource”. In addition to implementing it, we have to let the EE container know that your intentions are to expose it as a webservice, hellooo annotations. The class itself is annotated as webservice(javax.jws.WebService;) and the the method is annotated as Webmethod(javax.jws.WebMethod). Now that you are handed the java objects, you can turn around and do your business, no pun intended.

Fruits of labor

Enjoy them while they still ripe. The war should deploy fine and tell you that your webservice is now available for consumption. A quick cyberhunt on google will tell you that SOAPUI is a popular tool to test your webservice and it’s got to to true if its on the internet.

Written on June 17, 2016