Friday, July 18, 2014

ActiveMQ-CPP v3.8.3 Released

Its been awhile since the last time we released a new version of ActiveMQ-CPP so I pleased to announce that version 3.8.3 is now out.  This release is a bug fix release that addresses some threading issues in the ConnectionAudit class as well as some enhancements to the SSL code to allow for finding the domain name of the broker in a Certificate that has multiple CN values. 

The release page has all the details so head on over and download the new release

Monday, June 30, 2014

This month marks 10 years since Packt embarked on their mission to deliver effective learning and information services to IT professionals. To celebrate this huge milestone, they are offering ALL of their eBooks and Videos at just $10 each for 10 days – this promotion covers every title and you can stock up on as many copies as you like until July 5th.

This would be a great time to pick up a copy of my book 'Instant Apache ActiveMQ Messaging Application Development How-To' for just $10.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Packt Publishing now has 2000 titles and a great sale.

Packt is celebrating it's 2000th title and has a cool buy one get one free offer.  This is a great time to add to your personal library and start learning some new tech skills.  Its also a great time to grab a copy of my ActiveMQ book at Packt.

The sale ends 26th-Mar-2014 so don't wait to long.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Packt's Learning Apache Maven 3 Video Course

I took some time recently to watch the latest Maven 3 video course offered by Packt publishing.  I wasn't sure what to expect since I have seen any of their other video courses.  I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of coverage and the well thought out organization of the course.

The course walks you through the ins and outs of using maven 3 which is great if you are a new user.  What's also great is that it shows you how to integrate development with maven into different IDE's like Eclipse and IntelliJ. 

If you've never used maven or you haven't spent much time using it inside an IDE this course is a great tool to get you started.  There's a lot of good tips in there even for those who already use maven as well.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas time at Packt Books

The $5 eBook Bonanza is here! Treat yourself to the eBook or Video of your choice for just $5 and get as many as you like until January 3rd 2014.  This is a great time to add to your personal library and start learning some new tech skills.  Its also a great time to grab a copy of my ActiveMQ book at Packt.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Get 50% Off of my Instant Apache ActiveMQ book plus many more

Packt Publishing is giving everyone the chance to explore its full range of over 1600 DRM-free eBooks this Columbus Day at a massive 50% off at, for 4 whole days. Customers simply use the code COL50 in their cart – as many times as they like until Thursday October 17th.  Use the following link to find out more.
You can take advantage of this sale to get an eBook copy of Instant Apache ActiveMQ Application development along with the upcoming Apache Camel cookbook.

Monday, September 9, 2013

ActiveMQ-CPP v3.8.0 Released

Its official, AcitveMQ-CPP v3.8.0 has now been released.

This is a new patch release of ActiveMQ-CPP which contains bug fixes for issues that were found since v3.7.1 was released and also some new features and build improvements for Windows users.  The windows project files are moving on to Visual Studio v2010 from this point on.  We kept around the vs2008 project files for now but will remove them in a later release just to try and make the transition a bit easier.

Here's a list of what's been fixed or added in this release.

 * 3.7.0 does not compile with gcc-4.4.7 on CentOS-6
 * APR-Util header include missed in latest release.
 * CMS FailoverTransport Leaks Socket Descriptors
 * closing a connection stalled in start because of failover should
   stop the transport safely.
 * Compilation Error Fix for Sun Studio under Solaris 10
 * Exception lifetime confusion can cause the application to crash
 * Connection didn't switch to the slave broker when the master broker
   is down
 * Committing a session with a deleted consumer causes access violation
 * Compilation of 3.7.0 fails for Linux systems (Redhat 5.8 and SuSE
   SLES 10)
 * Client doesn't work on Linux Red Hat 6.4 systems, fails when setting
   thread priority
 * Exception "attempt to unlock read lock, not locked by current
   thread" when doing performance testing
 * For SSL connections ensure the SNI field is set.
 * Can't send to temporary queues created by name
 * Added Visual Studio 2010 project files for the project.
 * Added Destination Source events based listener interfaces to the CMS API.