|Developer(s)||Apache Software Foundation|
|Initial release||June 27, 2007|
|Written in||Java, XML|
|Type||Enterprise Integration Patterns Enterprise Service Bus SOA Message Oriented Middleware|
|License||Apache License 2.0|
Apache Camel is an open source framework for message-oriented middleware with a rule-based routing and mediation engine that provides a Java object-based implementation of the Enterprise Integration Patterns using an application programming interface (or declarative Java domain-specific language) to configure routing and mediation rules.[clarification needed]
The domain-specific language means that Apache Camel can support type-safe smart completion of routing rules in an integrated development environment using regular Java code without large amounts of XML configuration files, though XML configuration inside Spring Framework is also supported.
Camel is often used with Apache ServiceMix, Apache ActiveMQ and Apache CXF in service-oriented architecture projects.