LibraryToggle FramesPrintFeedback

The Fuse Mediation Router components for Google App Engine (GAE) are part of the camel-gae project and provide connectivity to GAE's cloud computing services. They make the GAE cloud computing environment accessible to applications via Fuse Mediation Router interfaces. Following this pattern for other cloud computing environments could make it easier to port Fuse Mediation Router applications from one cloud computing provider to another. The following table lists the cloud computing services provided by Google App Engine and the supporting Fuse Mediation Router components. The documentation of each component can be found by following the link in the Camel Component column.

GAE service Camel component Component description
URL fetch service ghttp Provides connectivity to the GAE URL fetch service but can also be used to receive messages from servlets.
Task queueing service gtask Supports asynchronous message processing on GAE by using the task queueing service as message queue.
Mail service gmail Supports sending of emails via the GAE mail service. Receiving mails is not supported yet but will be added later.
Memcache service Not supported yet.
XMPP service Not supported yet.
Images service Not supported yet.
Datastore service Not supported yet.
Accounts service gauth glogin These components interact with the Google Accounts API for authentication and authorization. Google Accounts is not specific to Google App Engine but is often used by GAE applications for implementing security. The gauth component is used by web applications to implement a Google-specific OAuth consumer. This component can also be used to OAuth-enable non-GAE web applications. The glogin component is used by Java clients (outside GAE) for programmatic login to GAE applications. For instructions how to protect GAE applications against unauthorized access refer to the Security for Fuse Mediation Router GAE applications page.

Setting up a SpringCamelContext on Google App Engine differs between Camel 2.1 and higher versions. The problem is that usage of the Camel-specific Spring configuration XML schema from the http://camel.apache.org/schema/spring namespace requires JAXB and Camel 2.1 depends on a Google App Engine SDK version that doesn't support JAXB yet. This limitation has been removed since Camel 2.2.

JMX must be disabled in any case because the javax.management package isn't on the App Engine JRE whitelist.

camel-gae 2.1 comes with the following CamelContext implementations.

Both disable JMX before startup. The GaeSpringCamelContext additionally provides setter methods adding route builders as shown in the next example.

[Note]appctx.xml
<beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
       xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
       xsi:schemaLocation="
http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans
http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans-2.5.xsd">
    
    <bean id="camelContext" 
        class="org.apache.camel.component.gae.context.GaeSpringCamelContext">
        <property name="routeBuilder" ref="myRouteBuilder" />
    </bean>
    
    <bean id="myRouteBuilder"
        class="org.example.MyRouteBuilder">
    </bean>
    
</beans>

Alternatively, use the routeBuilders property of the GaeSpringCamelContext for setting a list of route builders. Using this approach, a SpringCamelContext can be configured on GAE without the need for JAXB.

With Camel 2.2 or higher, applications can use the http://camel.apache.org/schema/spring namespace for configuring a SpringCamelContext but still need to disable JMX. Here's an example.

[Note]appctx.xml
<beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
       xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
       xmlns:camel="http://camel.apache.org/schema/spring"
       xsi:schemaLocation="
http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans 
http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans-2.5.xsd
http://camel.apache.org/schema/spring
http://camel.apache.org/schema/spring/camel-spring.xsd">
    
    <camel:camelContext id="camelContext">
        <camel:jmxAgent id="agent" disabled="true" />
        <camel:routeBuilder ref="myRouteBuilder"/>
    </camel:camelContext>
    
    <bean id="myRouteBuilder"
        class="org.example.MyRouteBuilder">
    </bean>
    
</beans>

Running Fuse Mediation Router on GAE requires usage of the CamelHttpTransportServlet from camel-servlet. The following example shows how to configure this servlet together with a Spring application context XML file.

[Note]web.xml
<web-app 
xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xmlns:web="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd"
xsi:schemaLocation="
http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee
http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd" version="2.5">
    
    <servlet>
        <servlet-name>CamelServlet</servlet-name>
        <servlet-class>org.apache.camel.component.servlet.CamelHttpTransportServlet</servlet-class>
        <init-param>
            <param-name>contextConfigLocation</param-name>
            <param-value>appctx.xml</param-value>
        </init-param>
    </servlet>

    <!--
        Mapping used for external requests
     -->
    <servlet-mapping>
        <servlet-name>CamelServlet</servlet-name>
        <url-pattern>/camel/*</url-pattern>
    </servlet-mapping>
    
    <!--
        Mapping used for web hooks accessed by task queueing service.
     -->
    <servlet-mapping>
        <servlet-name>CamelServlet</servlet-name>
        <url-pattern>/worker/*</url-pattern>
    </servlet-mapping>

</web-app>

The location of the Spring application context XML file is given by the contextConfigLocation init parameter. The appctx.xml file must be on the classpath. The servlet mapping makes the Fuse Mediation Router application accessible under http://<appname>.appspot.com/camel/... when deployed to Google App Engine where <appname> must be replaced by a real GAE application name. The second servlet mapping is used internally by the task queueing service for background processing via web hooks. This mapping is relevant for the gtask component and is explained there in more detail.

Comments powered by Disqus