WebSphere Message Broker for the win…

The very brilliant Martin Gale joined my team at work last week. I’ve known Martin for a few years now and we had a bit of a shared experience last year going through our professional certification at the same time. He’s an unbelievably clever and talented chap, and it’s a privilege to now be sharing an office with him… I’m hoping that some of his Master Inventiveness rubs off on me! πŸ™‚

Whilst he gets settled in, I’ve had the opportunity to seed my own technology preferences into his mind… this week, he’s been playing around with my personal favourite, WebSphere Message Broker (WMB), whilst developing his own newly-acquired interest in WebSphere Business Events (WBE). He’ll be an expert in both by, oh, 10am tomorrow…

I was very pleased that Martin has enjoyed his Message Broker experience so far! I’ve been using and consulting with the product for many years now, so I know I’m regarded as a bit of a bigot in this area, but it’s a pleasure to see someone using the product for the first time!

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NB @martinjgale stream is private, this screenshot used by permission

The secret of success? I believe that it’s the fact that the programming model and toolkit for Message Broker have seen steady improvement and evolution over a number of years – rather than having large chunks of the model revamped between releases. It really has steadily become a stronger and stronger product.

Anyway – victory! More converts needed πŸ™‚

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3 responses to “WebSphere Message Broker for the win…

  1. fluffydragon

    Wish I would have been able to witness someone using WMB for the first time and enjoying the experience! All that hard work has been worthwhile then.. πŸ™‚

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  2. Wow, thanks for the testimonial I am quite humbled. I hope I can live up to that billing.

    So actually it’s better than that on the WMB front since in your absence I am pleased to say I made it through the week whilst you were out simply by following my instincts and responding to the product, including on somebody else’s set up.

    I’ve actually likened the experience (today in fact) of using WMB to being like how I felt when I drove an Audi for the first time — it’s kind of solid, and engineered, and manages to be both really clever and yet still retain the capacity to do complex things.

    See you on Monday.

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  3. Excellent stuff – glad to hear it, and I never doubted that you’d make your way through the scenario. It’s just a particular pleasure for me that you’ve found the product to be so solid πŸ™‚

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