I've just got back home from a crazy 3-conferences-in-3-weeks trip, taking in Slovenia, Redmond and Germany. I've been telling developers about the recent ratification of the OASIS AMQP 1.0 Standard and the support we've added for AMQP 1.0 in Azure Service Bus. AMQP 1.0 allows developers to build cross-platform, hybrid applications using an open standard messaging protocol. Applications can be constructed using components built using different languages and frameworks and running on different operating systems. All these components can connect to Service Bus and seamlessly exchange structured business messages efficiently and at full-fidelity. I've been leading Microsoft's work on AMQP since 2008 so it's been great to finally see all this coming together.
Here are the links to the conference presentations:
- Building cross-platform hybrid applications using AMQP 1.0
ApacheCon Europe 2012, Sinsheim, Germany, November 5-8, 2012.
- Building Hybrid Applications using the Azure Service Bus
Microsoft //build/ Conference, Redmond, WA, USA, October 30 - November 2, 2012.
- Cross-platform Applications with Azure Service Bus and AMQP
Bleeding Edge, Thermani Laško, Slovenia, October 23-24, 2012.
And here are the links to the Azure Service Bus AMQP 1.0 Preview Release:
- The client library, developers guide and samples are available in the Service Bus AMQP Preview NuGet package.
- AMQP 1.0 support in Azure Service Bus overview article
- How to use AMQP 1.0 with the .NET Service Bus .NET API
- How to use the Java Message Service (JMS) API with Service Bus & AMQP 1.0
- Windows Azure Toolkit for Eclipse, November 2012 Preview including support for AMQP 1.0
We're not done yet. There'll be more AMQP related news coming soon.