I hope my summary post for August has helped you keep abreast of what was going on in the community last month. Now, here are the highlights for September:
New PubSub+ Features
Create Collection of RDP Queue Binding Headers Whose Values are Masked from Viewing
In mid-September, Andrew MacKenzie from Solace introduced the availability of the new feature in PubSub+ Event Broker 10.1.1. The feature introduced a new list of user-defined Header:Value pairs for an RDP Queue Binding that treats the value as ‘sensitive’ (like a password) and masks its value from viewing in the CLI, SEMPv2, and the PubSub+ Broker Manager UI. This was introduced because not all Management users are entitled to view these ‘sensitive’ values and therefore these values need to be hidden/masked from them.
The post also links to CLI and SEMPv2 reference docs to help interested community members to understand the feature.
PubSub+ Messaging API for C Support for Alpine Linux
The PubSub+ Messaging API for C now supports Alpine Linux which uses muslc instead of glibc. Application developers can now build and deploy applications on Alpine Linux using the Solace PubSub+ Messaging API for C, giving developers another popular Linux distribution from which to connect to the PubSub+ Platform. This also lays the ground work required to bring other wrapper APIs to Alpine Linux in the near future such as the Solace Python, Go and .NET APIs. Read the post by Murat Vuniqi from Solace for more information.
Distributed Tracing Early Access
We just announced the early access availability of the new distributed tracing functionality to our interested community members. The new functionality lets you observe events on a step-by-step basis so you can easily troubleshoot delivery and performance problems. If you are interested in the early access, leave a comment in the post to let us know and we’ll contact you directly.
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 Ravi asked how to publish messages to durable topic endpoints and read messages from durable endpoints. Tom Fairbairn and Marc DiPasquale from Solace answered the question, explained the concept of topic endpoints, and even provided diagrams and code snippets in their replies. Check out the thread!
- Community member Vinay Jashtadhi had three questions about parallel processing of messages by PubSub+ Event Broker. Solace employees Nicholas Goodman and Tom Fairbairn answered all of them. See details.
- Community member Rakesh Kumar asked for the possible option to achieve the objective in his use case about sequential consumer calls for the single request pushed in the topic. Marc DiPasquale and Tamimi Ahmad from Solace provided their insight and made their recommendations. Read the post and replies.
- Community member Tom Schreck wonders if it is possible to issue commands into PubSub+ Event Broker so they can get picked up somewhere else. Ulrich Herbst and Tom Fairbairn from Solace responded and provided a detailed answer. Take a look.
September Solace Developer Community Challenge
The first Solace Developer Community Challenge in August was a big success, so we decide to have another one in September. This time all the three questions are focused on PubSub+ Event Broker: Cloud. Take the challenge and submit your answer by September 30 to win a Solace backpack.
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.