‘AMQP 1‧0 Connect‐a‐thon’ UK, Wednesday, 15th December 2010
Last month our development team started implementing AMQP 1‧0 support in our service.
AMQP 1‧0 is a big departure from the existing 0‑9‐1 specification so we’re participating in ‘connect‐a‐thons’ to be ready in 2012.
In an effort to expedite the release of the AMQP 1‧0 specification the AMQP Working Group organised a tech meet‐up called a ‘connect‐a‐thon’. The AMQP spec is designed to be interoperable, so in an effort to encourage this the Working Group asked anybody who is developing an application using the spec to meet up and start interoperability testing. Using this experience we will be able to help the Working Group iron out any remaining issues with the specification…this being a crucial step on the way to the final version of AMQP 1‧0.
Last week I flew to Redmond, Washington in the USA to take part in the ‘connect‐a‐thon’. The event was hosted by David Ingham from Microsoft and was attended by RedHat, JPMorgan Chase & Co, INETCO, VMware (RabbitMQ) and Microsoft.
At the event I revealed our first AMQP 1‧0 modules and a ‘codec’ that allows you to translate from a text form to a binary form and back again using the AMQP 1‐0 spec. I found it very useful to test this codec against all sorts of test data and then compare the results against other vendors.