Openness in technology is an element of interactions. It’s about allowing access to whatever information is needed to take appropriate action, without tying that access to a single technology or vendor so you can always pick the right solution for each problem. The ability to move and share information is the lifeblood of many corporations, and as technology evolves, that movement of information will increase in both ubiquity and value. That is why open data movement is important. Open data movement is designed to get data moving on your terms. In particular, it is focused on using open standard protocols together with open source APIs.
Today at the Canadian Federation of Municipalities conference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau soft-launched the much anticipated Smart City Challenge, an idea that has been circulating since the fall, with today’s announcement laying out the details of the prize structure. As a proudly Canadian company, we’re pleased to see Canada proactively making these investments and taking a leadership role on the world stage.
Let me share with you some good news for developers interested in trying out or getting started on the JMS standard based features of the Solace Message Router with Solace JMS: After installing and starting a Solace Virtual Message Router (VMR), it will now take you less than a minute to get from zero to having a working JMS sample code fetched from GitHub, all built and running to get your first JMS message exchanged with the Solace Message Router. With the Solace APIs Now Available via Maven Central, the build will automatically pull down the required Solace JMS client libraries.