I recently ran across an opinion piece with an attention grabbing headline: Did Amazon Just Kill Open Source? His points are correct, in some contexts, but they have little to do with problems with open source as a concept or market model. Open source is here to stay. Even if managed cloud services replace some of what people do today with open source code, there will always be other aspects of any project that will inevitably come from the community.
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.