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From Christian Schneider <>
Subject Re: Best suitable architecture using Camel
Date Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:29:10 GMT
Unfortunately I do not have good examples for this. My own examples are 
too small to make good business cases and the customer projects I work 
in are not open source.
Maybe I got something more after apachecon. I submitted a talk about 
lessons learned from customer projects in the OSGi environment. There I 
plan to show some practical examples.

The question whether to use a camel route with cxfrs or a cxf rest 
endpint directly is difficult to answer.

For me the main deciding point is if what you build is more an 
application or more an integration. So if your effort is more around 
business logic and just a little integration then I would rather start 
with a cxf endpoint and use camel only e.g. for sending and receiving 
jms or files. In that case it might also be a good idea to package the 
camel stuff separately and route from e.g. jms to the rest service but 
that is another difficult choice to make.
Something that also speaks for a cxf endpoint is if your rest service 
(as a java interface) has more than one method. Camel does not directly 
support more than one method. You would have to parse and route the 
different paths yourself.

On the other hand if what you do is mainly integation (forwarding data 
from one point to another) then a camel route is a better choice.


Am 18.06.2014 07:15, schrieb techbird:
> Hi Christian -
> Your guidance in the matter, is very valuable.  I'm also about to 
> start work on a large integration project using jaxrs and have been 
> thinking about the same questions.  i.e. separation of concerns, SRP.
> Could I be so kind and ask - have you written more on the subject?  Do 
> you have any examples which you'd recommend as a good reference?  Any 
> books cover this area?
> Also can I ask when implementing webservices, did you discard the idea 
> of using cxfrs?  I was thinking of using cxfrs to receive payloads, 
> translates theses to a message (a command message as such) and 
> dispatch these to routes for processing (sync, or async depending on 
> the service type i.e. short service, or workflow service).  As 
> recommend - the business logic would in POJOs as would the messages.  
> If the business logic need to call any integration functionality, it 
> would do so using a camel proxy (producer template) against an interface.
> I guess my question is  - when would you use cxfrs for a service 
> endpoint, and when would you not use camel and use cxf (jaxrs in my 
> case) directly.

Christian Schneider

Open Source Architect
Talend Application Integration Division

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