Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Complains To JMS

JMS is a mess! I do not understand, why it should be so complicated!?

Take a look at this example:

public boolean sendMessage() throws Exception {
      Connection connection = null;
      InitialContext initialContext = null;
      try {
         //Step 1. Create an initial context to perform the JNDI lookup.
         initialContext = getContext(0);

         //Step 2. Perfom a lookup on the queue
         Queue queue = (Queue) initialContext.lookup("/queue/exampleQueue");

         //Step 3. Perform a lookup on the Connection Factory
         ConnectionFactory cf = (ConnectionFactory) 

         //Step 4.Create a JMS Connection
         connection = cf.createConnection();

         //Step 5. Create a JMS Session
         Session session = connection.createSession(false, Session.AUTO_ACKNOWLEDGE);

         //Step 6. Create a JMS Message Producer
         MessageProducer producer = session.createProducer(queue);

         //Step 7. Create a Text Message
         TextMessage message = session.createTextMessage("This is a text message");
         System.out.println("Sent message: " + message.getText());

         //Step 8. Send the Message

         //Step 9. Create a JMS Message Consumer
         MessageConsumer messageConsumer = session.createConsumer(queue);

         //Step 10. Start the Connection

         //Step 11. Receive the message
         TextMessage messageReceived = (TextMessage) messageConsumer.receive(5000);

         System.out.println("Received message: " + messageReceived.getText());

         return true;
      } finally {
         //Step 12. Be sure to close our JMS resources!
         if (initialContext != null) {
         if(connection != null) {

You have to make 12 (!!!) steps to send and receive the message correctly. I think that most of the steps could be amended so that JMS spec would provide some default behavior.

Luckily, you can write same code with Camel:



Артём Курапов said...

Вот поэтому мне Java и не нравится. Слишком обобщённо и усложнено. Для ловли ошибок на любом уровне наверно полезно..

Unknown said...

Артём, это не в языке дело. Делов спеке конкретного стандарта - JMS (JSR914), создатели которого слишком умные дядьки, которые решили что всё должно быть максимально сложно, и не подумали, что для простых сценариев мог бы быть упрощённый API

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