AMQP 1‧0 ‘Connect‐a‐thon’

Last month our development team started implementing AMQP 1‧0 support in our service.

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.

This all depends on the full release of the AMQP 1‧0 specification from the AMQP Working Group.

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.


  Ross Cooney

Ross Cooney
Title
Commercial Director
Company
stormmq
Phone
+44 (0) 845 371 2567
Email
ross.cooney@stormmq.com

Ross Cooney heads up marketing for stormmq. Hands‐on and technical as well as a great communicator, Ross is often to be seen talking at CloudCamp, SuperMondays and AMQP events worldwide.