In many ways, QCon is a unique event. Unlike most events that are filled with evangelists and coaches, it’s made up of peers talking with peers, offering insights and advice from actual experience. For attendees, the sheer depth and breadth of information is amazing. For those of you familiar with the movie UHF, it’s like drinking from the fire hose.
I was there with my Solace colleagues to engage in dialog about open data movement. Open data movement is all about making sure you have the freedom and flexibility to work your way: all your information, all your environments, all your protocols. AMQP, JMS, MQTT, REST, WebSockets, that sort of thing.
I was really impressed with how many attendees were familiar with messaging and the need for data movement in general. It’s clearly a problem space on a lot of minds these days. While many people had implemented point solutions, most recognized that an open, standards-driven model makes sense for solving problems from edge to core.… Read the rest