Get the Message - MSMQ

Introduction

Microsoft's Enterprise strategy to add scalability and reliability to the application hosting world has a number of facets. If you are planning to expose your components to the service level demands of the Internet, then Microsoft's Message Queue (MSMQ) should be high on your list of things to master.

Now Microsoft did not create the concept of a message queue. It has been around for decades (making it ancient by computing standards). And MSMQ is not the leading message queue system. I doubt that anyone would dispute that IBM's MQSeries holds that distinction. That having been said, MSMQ did bring the concepts and plumbing of message queues to a group that, to this point, had not given it much thought - PC developers. With that in mind, let us explore both the concepts and practice of message passing as it relates to Microsoft.

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Bruce Johnson Canada

I am the owner of a small application development consulting company that specialized in the design and implementation of Internet-based applications. While there are others who can make a web ...

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