Camel webinars

FuseSource is giving two live webinars on Apache Camel in september:

  • Introduction to Camel, on September 8th
  • Deployment options for Camel, on September 16th

The speakers of those webinars will be Claus Ibsen and Jonathan Anstey, who happens both to be authors of the Camel in Action Book. So you get the information from the experts.

The webinars will be recorded and later posted on the FuseSource for anyone freely to download and listen. If you want to listen live and for example also be able to ask questions, then you can register here.


Basement Coders podcast on Apache Camel

As blogged by Jamie Goodyear, The The Basement Coders recently posted a podcast on Apache Camel. The talk is a pretty good introduction to the concepts behind Camel and is worth listening to if your just becoming familiar with the project. They also cover some of the reasons why it's a good idea to use Camel in Servicemix :)

You may want to skip to the 25 minute as that's where the talk about Camel starts.


Camel in Action - Is a bestseller

Manning recently published their bestsellers and Camel in Action made into the top 15.

Top 15 books year to date at manning.com based on combined ebook and pbook sales

  1. Spring in Action, Third Edition
  2. jQuery in Action, Second Edition
  3. Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja
  4. Lucene in Action, Second Edition
  5. Ext JS in Action
  6. C# in Depth, Second Edition
  7. The Joy of Clojure
  8. iPhone and iPad in Action
  9. iText in Action, Second Edition
  10. Camel in Action
  11. Clojure in Action
  12. ActiveMQ in Action
  13. Groovy in Action, Second Edition
  14. The Art of Unit Testing
  15. SQL Server MVP Deep Dives

This is fantastic news for the Camel community, showing there is a great interest in Camel. In fact it may seems like there are more demand for Camel than some of the other integration frameworks which have books as well. For example neither Mule in Action, nor Spring Integration in Action is listed as bestseller.

To celebrate this Manning is giving a 40% promoting discount. Through August 18, we invite you to enjoy any of these Manning bestsellers for 40% off the regular price. Just enter bestseller40 in the Promotional Code box when you check out at manning.com.

You can find the announcement from Manning here.


Meetup in Boston on August 17th

I will visit the states next week and will be in Boston for a FUSE gathering with my colleagues. On tuesday the 17th of August we will hang around the hip Indigo Lounge, where we can meet up for a chat and drinks. I am quoting the invite. Click the link to register yourself so we know you are coming and we can ensure we got free drinks waiting for you.

Register for a FUSE Meet UP with Apache Rock Stars

Did you know that several of the founders and committers of Apache ActiveMQ, ServiceMix, and Camel will be in Boston next week?

Join us for drinks and appetizers poolside at the hip Indigo Lounge on Tuesday evening, August 17th.

Get the latest news on Apache ServiceMix, ActiveMQ, CXF and Camel. Discuss how others are using open source integration software and get advice from top integration and messaging experts. Learn more about FUSE Forge and the Apache Software Foundation and how you can get more involved using and contributing to open source integration software.

Meet the FUSE Rock Stars in person.
  • Rob Davies: Co-founder of Apache ActiveMQ, ServiceMix and Camel.  Co-author of ActiveMQ in Action.
  • Stan Lewis: Committer on Apache Camel and open source expert on Apache projects
  • James Strachan: Co-founder of Apache ServiceMix, ActiveMQ and Camel 
  • Claus Ibsen: Top contributor to Apache Camel, co-author of Camel in Action 
  • Guillaume Nodet: Co-founder and top contributor to Apache ServiceMix, committer on Apache ActiveMQ, CXF, Camel , Geronimo, XBean, GShell, and ODE. 
  • Hiram Chirino: Co-founder of Apache ActiveMQ and Camel, top contributor to Apache ActiveMQ            
  • Chris Custine: Committer on Apache ServiceMix, Directory Server, and Felix
  • Hadrian Zbarcea: PMC Chair of Apache Camel

Meet and network with peers at this free meet up.
Register now.

Date: August 17th, 2010
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Hotel Indigo Hotel, 399 Grove Street, Newton, MA 02462