Thursday, February 12, 2009

Work Starting on Mixing ActiveMQ and SonicMQ

So we are getting some of the SonicMQ experts to dig in and help work on the next major version of ActiveMQ.  

The aim is to take performance and scalability to the next level - while ensuring that stability and reliability increases.  The SonicMQ guys have some great test environments which will enable us to provide even better quality code out of the door.

There's also some cool features that SonicMQ has like its Dynamic Routing Architecture and clustering that we are going to look to repurpose.

As ActiveMQ 6.0 is going to be a new architecture - it also enables us to look at supporting some more weird and wonderful wire protocols too (the invasive ones which force you to rewrite your broker to use them). 

The development work is being done at Apache - with Hiram setting the pace at the moment. Please feel free to jump in and help - :)

Friday, February 06, 2009

90's Retro is in!

Sometimes you just get distracted on some of the most mundane things - like design's of Logo's  Web Site etc.  Though when you start working for slightly larger organizations, you soon realize that there is a lot of things you don't know.

For example, I didn't realize that the 90's retro was back? I just came across this thread (pretty old I admit) about what constitutes a 90's look:
things like a swish, CAPITALIZATION , drop downs etc. 

So its refreshing that we have decided to be a head of the curve and will be adopting the 90's look again! Just of to get a mullet ....