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From "Claus Ibsen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CAMEL-10721) Camel Connectors
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:07:26 GMT
Claus Ibsen created CAMEL-10721:
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             Summary: Camel Connectors
                 Key: CAMEL-10721
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CAMEL-10721
             Project: Camel
          Issue Type: New Feature
            Reporter: Claus Ibsen
            Assignee: Claus Ibsen
             Fix For: 2.19.0


Introduce Camel Connectors.

A Camel Connectors is a simplified and pre-configured Camel component which has been setup
for a specific use-case, such as "add new contact to salesforce", or "add calender entry"
or whatever.

This would allow to build a marketplace/catalog of Camel connectors which would be easier
to use for business use-cases. 

The connector is based on one of the existing Camel components (or 3rd party component) by
which you can specify in a camel-connector.json file which options to pre-select and as well
specify other default values etc. 

Then a maven plugin will build this as a Camel component, so at runtime its just a regular
Camel component. 

And because they are just regular Camel component then there is no problem running them in
Camel applications. 

In addition all existing JMX, tooling et all just sees this as Camel components and can use
that.

Also at design time, for example the IDEA plugin will see the connector as a 3rd party Camel
component and offer code assistance to it etc.




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