Sun Microsystems is hoping to boost its middleware strategy with the publication of a new Java Message Service (JMS) specification, designed to make it easier for enterprise software developers to exchange information among separate applications.
Although JMS is not a product, it has won the backing of major middleware and tools suppliers, including IBM with its MQ Series software, Novell, Oracle, and Sybase.
JMS 1.0 includes an application programming interface and framework that support message-based Java software.
Enterprise messaging involves sending data from one enterprise application to another, and guaranteeing that the information is received. By using a specification such as JMS, custom interfaces don't have to be written between each software, and so programmers can be more productive.
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