Interoperability tools vendor JNBridge has released version 2.1 of its JMS (Java Message Service) adapters for .NET and for BizTalk Server. The new connection tools provide a means for developers to connect JMS infrastructures with BizTalk Server or other .NET applications. The latest releases incorporate several customer-driven requests, including fault-tolerant connections and support for ISO 8859-15 encoding of XML documents.
The company says that its latest adapters will enable firms to integrate any existing JMS (Java Message Service) infrastructure with BizTalk Server or with Microsoft .NET Framework-based applications. With the adapters, developers are able to configure transports and then integrate applications — thus, in theory, simplifying general levels of complexity and therefore allowing development teams to reduce risk and focus on automating other businesses processes.
Version 2.1 of the JMS Adapter for BizTalk Server adds:
- Fault-tolerant connections for JMS Server shutdown scenarios. This feature provides the ability to configure specific behavior for send and receive locations when the JMS server is explicitly brought down. Locations can be configured to either disable or periodically attempt to reconnect to the JMS server.
- The ability to add a unique identifier to a receive location. This allows multiple receive locations to access the same JMS queue or topic providing a mechanism to support concurrent message consumption using JMS message selectors.
- Improved logging and error reporting.
Version 2.1 of the JMS Adapter for .NET adds:
- Support for .NET 4.0.
- Support for version 2.0 of Microsoft’s WCF Line-of-Business adapter framework providing support for Visual Studio 2010.
- Support for Microsoft’s Azure AppFabric API, allowing .NET client endpoints running in the cloud to consume and produce JMS messages from JMS servers on the ground.
“This particular set of new features demonstrates how crucial the adapters have become to some of our enterprise customers’ business processes,” said Wayne Citrin, CTO of JNBridge. “It’s a real pleasure to help our customers successfully implement interoperability in these kinds of situations and contexts where before it just wasn’t practical or feasible.”