Where would I use JMS software?

Jerry Smith

JMS-based communication is a potential solution in any distributed computing scenario in which you need to pass data, either synchronously or asynchronously, among distributed software components. A distributed component can subscribe to specific topics, or connect to specific queues, and then act accordingly when qualifying messages arrive.

JMS can be an important tool for both e-commerce and e-business applications. Any enterprise computing strategy that calls for middleware solutions that function as glue and/or communication pathways among legacy applications is a potential candidate for JMS-based distributed software components. It is straightforward to write distributed components, for example, Enterprise JavaBeans that interface with legacy applications. These legacy-software-managing Enterprise JavaBeans can send legacy-related data among themselves via JMS middleware.