Below are some of the highlights from the Solace Developer Community in November:
Event Portal 2.0 Lifecycle Management Features GA
In early November, Solace announced the general availability of PubSub+ Event Portal 2.0 lifecycle management capabilities such as role-based access control, version control, multi-environment support, event API product management, and more. Event Portal 2.0 is available to all users with Event Portal access and can switch between versions with a toggle. Read the announcement.
Distributed Tracing is now GA in PubSub+ Event Broker 10.2.0
Also in November, Solace announced that distributed tracing using OpenTelemetry is now generally available in Solace PubSub+ Event Broker version 10.2.0. This means that anyone can add observability to their event brokers and event mesh. What’s more – you can even test it out using the free demo-mode in PubSub+ Software and Appliances (coming soon to Cloud). Go to the Community to get more info on this new capability and check out this distributed tracing demo from our VP of Engineering.
Beta version of PubSub+ Connector for IBM MQ
Solace released a beta version of the new PubSub+ Connector for IBM MQ in November. This connector enables bridging of PubSub+ events with MQ Queue Managers and supports a 2-way flow of data with PubSub+ -> MQ or MQ -> PubSub+. You can have up to 10 of these “workflows” in each connector instance. Find more details in this community post and how you can access the beta version.
You Asked, We Answered!
In this section, I’ll review a few questions our community members asked this month that you may be interested in reading about.
- Community member Vinay had a connectivity issue when connecting from BIBCO to Solace PubSub+. Ulrich Herbst helped to analyze the possible cause of the issue and provided solution options.
- Community member Patel Vrunda asked why Solace listener blocks the HTTPS listener in his Python project. Andrew Mackenzie explained what happens if both consumers are both bound to the same queue and what to do if you require both clients to receive messages.
- Community member slsbel wondered about the appropriate acknowledgment mode when enabling the streaming. Tom Fairbairn explained the default for SUB_ACK_WINDOW_SIZE and how to use it.
- Community member Aishwarya wanted to know how to create multiple spans and identify as 1 trace in Jaeger. Rob Tomkins provided a tip and trick and introduced what Solace is working on for distributed tracing.
Solly Superstars Developer Champion Program
In mid-November, we were excited to announce the launch of Solly Superstars, our new developer champions program. With the program, we want to recognize and reward our community and build a deeper connection with developers. Read this introductory blog post to see the benefits of becoming a Solly Superstar and how to apply to become one.
Solly’s Holiday Cheer
To add more cheers to the year-end holiday atmosphere, we are going to present Solly’s Holiday Cheer in early December, a game that asks you one fun question a day for eight days. You can find all the answers from Solace’s website and the Solace Developer Community. Impressive prizes are on the line! We are still working on the website, but it will be ready very soon. So don’t forget to check out the Solace Developer Community for more information and the link when it’s ready.
Why should you join the Solace Developer Community?
I strongly encourage you to sign up for the Solace Developer Community if you have not already done so. This way you can not only keep abreast of the latest developments in the community, but also engage with other members to help them or get help from them.