Thursday, May 30, 2013

Win A Free Copy of Packt's Instant Apache ActiveMQ Messaging Application Development How-to!!

I am pleased to announce that I have teamed up with Packt Publishing and we are organizing a giveaway especially for you. All you need to do is just comment below the post and win a free e-copy of Instant Apache ActiveMQ Messaging Application Development How-to. Two lucky winners stand a chance to win an e-copy of the book. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of the Lucky One.

Overview of Instant Apache ActiveMQ Messaging Application Development How-to

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Learn how to use the JMS API
  • Explore advanced messaging features in ActiveMQ
  • Useful information on common pitfalls new developers often encounter

How to Enter?
Simply post your expectations from this book in comments section below. You could be one of the 2 lucky participants to win the copy.

The contest will close on 06/14/2013 . Winners will be contacted by email, so be sure to use your real email address when you comment!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New ActiveMQ Book Published.

Recently finished work on a new book for the beginning ActiveMQ user, "Instant Apache ActiveMQ Messaging Application Development How-to" published by Packt Publishing.  The book is a fast paced walk through as the basic skills needed to work with Apache ActiveMQ.  At 78 pages its a quick read and provides some helpful tips for some of the most common questions asked by those new to working with ActiveMQ.

 Some things that are covered in this book.
  • Install and run an ActiveMQ Broker
  • Set up a basic application developer environment for ActiveMQ using Apache Maven
  • Write basic JMS applications using topics and queue to broadcast events
  • Perform Request and Response style operations over JMS
  • Write applications that embed ActiveMQ brokers directly into their own JVM
  • Utilize ActiveMQ's fault tolerant features to develop robust client applications
  • How to delay message sending using ActiveMQ's built in scheduler
The book is available in eBook form from Packt or you can also order a paperback copy on Amazon.

Monday, May 20, 2013

ActiveMQ-CPP v3.7.0 Released

This is a new Major release of ActiveMQ-CPP which contains bug fixes for issues that were found since v3.6.0 was released along with several new features which have been requested by a number of users.

* Added support of Optimized Acknowledge
* Added support for Non-blocking redelivery.
* Removed dependence on the APR-Util library (Still needs the main APR lib).
* Supports priority backups for Failover Transport
* Supports the cluster rebalancing feature.
* Message Audits to filter duplicates on Failover.
* A lot of other little bug fixes and improvements.

Building the project should be a lot simpler now as you only need to have APR v1.3+ installed, this is a big plus for Windows users as building the APR-Util libs on Windows is tricky at best.