Sunday, December 16, 2007

Apache ActiveMQ 5.0 Released!!!

It's been a while coming - but version 5.0 of the Apache ActiveMQ message broker is now available to download.

Perhaps the biggest single change is the use of cursors to page messages from disk or store into the broker - which have taken a lot of time to bed in. This new feature even had an impact on the default message store - we had to write a new one!!  

To improve flexibility and to increase the scope on integration cases, Apache ActiveMQ 5.0 also supports Enterprise Integration Patterns via Apache Camel.

You can also get a fully tested production ready version, from Iona.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Erlang Server For Stomp

So Jeff Xiong has just anounced the erlstomp  project - an  Erlang broker that uses the stomp protocol. Stomp is a simple text oriented wire format for messaging - which is really starting to get a lot of traction because of its so easy to implement new clients with. 
Existing clients include:
C, C++, C#, Java, Delphi, Flash, Ruby, Smalltalk, Perl, PHP etc.

This brings the number of stomp supporting brokers to 5 (including  ActiveMQ)!!