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From Gordon Sim <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Blaze
Date Wed, 19 Jul 2006 08:04:14 GMT
James Strachan wrote:
> On 7/19/06, Noel J. Bergman <> wrote:
>> Ian Holsman wrote:
>> Blaze is about only AMQP, a proposed standard for interoperable 
>> messaging.
>> ActiveMQ implements multiple protocols.  There is some disagreement 
>> between
>> AMQP proponents and the ActiveMQ team regarding the desirability of
>> balkanizing messaging protocols.
> I'd maybe rephrase that a little; AMQP proponents see AMQP as 'the one
> protocol to bind them all' whereas the ActiveMQ team are pretty
> flexible on protocols, we prefer to let users decide to use whatever
> protocol makes sense for their requirements so we support several
> (REST, Ajax, XML, WS-Notififaction, Jabber (never quite finished that
> one), Stomp, OpenWire) and hopefully one day AMQP too.
Responding here as an individual, rather than on behalf of all AMQP 
proponents (and I don't think I would describe myself with that label!), 
I certainly don't see AMQP as the one protocol to bind them all. I agree 
with you entirely that the protocol should be selected based on the 
needs of the system being built. AMQP aims to add a protocol designed 
for message-oriented-middleware to the set from which that choice can be 
made, where currently all too often it is a product that dictates the 

It is useful to hide various protocols behind a common API, but it is 
also useful to be able to implement various APIs using a common 
protocol. Both approaches give the user more freedom in their choice and 
more options for integration and interoperability.

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