I have previously blogged about some experiment we did on making route debugging easier in Camel.
We now the experiment is over and its included out of the box in Camel 2.6. I have updated the documentation as well. The documentation shows you that all you have to do is override a method in your test class. Set the breakpoint inside this method and you can now debug Camel routes easily.
There is a big mighty screenshot showing this in action at the documentation which is worth a thousand words.
Oh and the Camel community continues to kick ass. We got a new committer on board, Johan Edstrom. And Mark Ford contributed a JMX component. While Richard Kettelerij contributed a Spring Web Services component.