The Camel context is the runtime system and the loading container of all resources required for the execution of the routing. It keeps everything together to allow the user to execute the routing logic. When the context starts, it also starts various components and endpoints, and activates the routing rules.
The Camel context is described by the
org.apache.camel.CamelContext interface (http://camel.apache.org/maven/current/camel-core/apidocs/org/apache/camel/CamelContext.html).
The components and endpoints used in the routing (see later for the details about components and endpoints)
The type converters used to transform a message of one type to another
The data formats used to define the format of a message body
The registry where Camel will look for the beans used in the routing
The languages describing expressions and predicates used in the routing by a language (xpath, xquery, PHP, and so on)
The routes definition itself allowing you to design...