David Ingham, Program Manager, Windows Azure Service Bus
Rob Dolin, Program Manager, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
We’re pleased to share an update on four new extensions, currently in development, that greatly enhance the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) ecosystem.
First a quick recap - AMQP is an open standard wire-level protocol for business messaging. It has been developed at OASIS through a collaboration among:
In October of 2012, AMQP 1.0 was approved as an OASIS standard.
EXTENSION SPECS: The AMQP ecosystem continues to expand while the community continues to work collaboratively to ensure interoperability. There are four additional extension and binding working drafts being developed and co-edited by ourselves, JPMorgan Chase, and Red Hat within the AMQP Technical Committee and the AMQP Bindings and Mappings Technical Committee:
All of these extension and binding specifications are being developed through an open community collaboration among people from vendor organizations, customer organizations, and independent experts.
LEARNING ABOUT AMQP: If you’re looking to learn more about AMQP or understand its business value, start at: http://www.amqp.org/about/what.
CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITY: We hope you’ll consider joining some of the AMQP conversations taking place on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Stack Overflow.
TRY AMQP: You can also find a list of vendor-supported products, open source projects, and customer success stories on the AMQP website: http://www.amqp.org/about/examples. We’re biased, but you can try our favorite hosted implementation of AMQP: the Windows Azure Service Bus. Visit the Developers Guide for links to getting started with AMQP in .NET, Java, PHP, or Python.
Let us know how your experience with AMQP has been so far, whether you’re a novice user or an active contributor the community.
-- Dave and Rob