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From Dejan Bosanac <>
Subject Re: Help needed on ActiveMQ concepts and architecture
Date Fri, 24 Dec 2010 10:05:23 GMT
Maybe you should take a look at "ActiveMQ in Action", which explains
all basic concepts in details

Dejan Bosanac
FuseSource - The experts in open source integration and messaging.
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On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 7:25 AM, pdp11 <> wrote:
> Hi ,
> I am new to ActiveMQ but not to JMS. I have worked with JMS extensively with
> 'application servers' like WebLogic and JBoss.
> I am finding the terminology in the documentation confusing because of its
> non-JMS nature. Specifically, I have a few queries :
> 1. What is this whole business of Connectors( is it like connectors in
> Tomcat?) and Connection URI?
> 2. What is this JMS broker (is it same as JMS server in WebLogic?)?
> 3. How do I administratively (not programmatically but through some console
> or XML files) set up and configure destinations and connection factories?
> 4. In so many examples I find that ActiveMQ-specific API is being used for
> connecting and setting up. Isn't it a 'bad thing' for a JMS compliant server
> to do?
> 5. Most importantly, can somebody point me to some documentation which
> explains the basic terminology and concepts specific to ActiveMQ. I
> encountered many dos but they describe 'basic messaging terminology' not
> ActiveMq architecture/concepts.
> Regards
> -Pdp
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