Java Message Service API Tutorial and Reference provides a clear and complete introduction to the Java Message Service (JMS) API. This book illustrates how to use the JMS API to build applications that create, send, receive, and read messages. Beginning with comprehensive descriptions of fundamental JMS concepts and building blocks, the coverage extends to all aspects of running and creating JMS applications. Each topic area is supported by relevant and well-crafted JMS program examples that demonstrate how to put the technology to work. The JMS API is an integral part of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE platform). Developed by Sun Microsystems in close cooperation with enterprise messaging partners, JMS works together with other technologies to provide reliable, asynchronous communication between components in a distributed computing environment. It delivers a new, powerful tool for enterprise messaging-the cornerstone of today's enterprise applications.