AMQP 1.0 is one step closer to being recognized as an ISO/IEC International Standard

AMQP 1.0 is one step closer to being recognized as an ISO/IEC International Standard

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From Ram Jeyaraman, Senior Standards Professional, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. and co-Chair of the OASIS AMQP Technical Committee

Microsoft Open Technologies is excited to share the news from OASIS that the formal approval process is now underway to transform the AMQP 1.0 OASIS Standard to an ISO/IEC International Standard.

The Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) specification enables interoperability between compliant clients and brokers. With AMQP, applications can achieve full-fidelity message exchange between components built using different languages and frameworks and running on different operating systems. As an inherently efficient application layer binary protocol, AMQP enables new possibilities in messaging that scale from the device to the cloud.

Submission for approval as an ISO/IEC International Standard builds on AMQP’s successes over the last 12 months, including AMQP 1.0 approval as an OASIS Standard in October 2012 and the ongoing development of extensions that greatly enhance the AMQP ecosystem.

The ISO/IEC JTC 1 international standardization process is iterative, and consensus-driven. Its goal is to deliver a technically complete standard that can be broadly adopted by nations around the world.

Throughout the remainder of this process, which may take close to a year, the MS Open Tech standards team will continue to represent Microsoft and work with OASIS to advance the specification.

You can learn more about AMQP and get an understanding of AMQP’s business value here. You can also find a list of related vendor-supported products, open source projects, and details regarding customer usage and success on the AMQP website: http://www.amqp.org/about/examples.

If you’re a developer getting started with AMQP, we recommend that you read this overview. For even more detail and guidance here’s a Service Bus AMQP Developer's Guide, which will help you get started with AMQP for the Windows Azure Service Bus using .NET, Java, PHP, or Python. Also, have a look at this recent blog post from Scott Guthrie, called Walkthrough of How to Build a Pub/Sub Solution using AMQP.

Whether you’re a novice user or an active contributor the community, we’d like to hear from you! Let us know how your experience with AMQP has been so far by leaving comments here. As well, we invite you to connect with the community and join the conversation on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Stack Overflow.

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