Chapter 2. Java Message Service

In Chapter 1 we established the value of an industry-standard API for accessing the services of messaging providers and introduced the Java Message Service (JMS) API as such a standard for Java applications. We now undertake an introductory tour of JMS, exploring key concepts and associated terminology, and gaining insights into how it is structured and implemented.

It is useful to note that at the time of this writing there are two active versions of the JMS specification: 1.0.2b and 1.1. JMS 1.0.2b are part of the current J2EE 1.3 specification, while JMS 1.1 will be included in the forthcoming J2EE 1.4 specification. In this book JMS refers to both versions, but if a feature described is specific to one version, ...

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