Building Reliable Applications with the Java Message Service
by Kevin Jones
Java Message Service (JMS) is the Java Enterprise API that's used to send and receive messages. This course teaches you the basics of using JMS covering point-to-point messages, queues, transactions, and message driven beans.
What you'll learn
At the heart of developing an enterprise application is messaging, and if you're using Java that means the Java Message Service (JMS). JMS is an API that provides a common interface to messaging systems, such as IBMs WebSphere MQ and Apache MQ. In this course, Building Reliable Applications with the Java Message Service, you'll learn how to write messaging applications with JMS. First, you'll explore both point-to-point and topic based messaging with JMS. Next, you'll dive into JMS transactions, and how you can use these to provide reliable messaging. Finally, you'll discover message persistence and priority, and how and where these can be used. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a solid understanding of what JMS is and how it can be used in practice.
About the author
A long time ago in a university far, far away Kevin fell in love with programming. Initially on the university's DEC20 computer doing BASIC and Pascal and a little bit of Fortran. His first job had him writing batch PL/1 on an IBM mainframe where he also discovered the arcane delights of JCL. He soon realized the multiuser systems were not for him after discovering the delights of dBase IV on IBM PCs. From here it was all downhill as he became addicted to C and the Windows API. Just missing out ... moreon coding for Windows 1, he did code for the other 16 bit versions of Windows, 2 and 3, including the various network-ready versions. He still remembers the awkwardness of having to carry an IBM Token Ring MAU with him wherever he went.
After trying to pretend that Windows and C were really object oriented he decided that it would be better to learn C++. It was around this point that he realized that as well as writing code for a living he could be paid for telling people how to write code for a living. He taught Windows, MFC and C++ for a UK training company before his spirit was broken on the back of the OLE support in MFC when he finally stepped away from the nightmare of unmanaged code to the nirvana of the managed runtime called Java.
It was at this time that he spoke at several JavaOne conferences usually on the subject of Servlets, JavaServer Pages and tag libraries. After buying the Sun employees copious amounts of Apple Martini Kevin was invited onto the expert groups for the Servlet and JSP specifications.
Oh, how he laughed when .Net appeared and the same arguments raged about non-deterministic destruction and garbage collection that were now so old hat in the Java world. He finally got his hands dirty in C# and .Net about eight years ago, again working in the web tier and hating every minute of the using the monstrosity that was and is ASP.Net Web Forms. It wasn't until MVC appeared that he finally felt he had come home to Microsoft.
He still retains his passion for developing and teaching; spending about a quarter of the year doing the latter and most of the time doing the former.
When not stuck in front of a computer you can find him: with his nose in a book, a good one preferably, but almost any book would do; watching a film; walking; running; or annoying his wife by watching sports on television.