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Chapter 1. Introduction

Apache Qpid is a reliable, asynchronous messaging system that supports the AMQP messaging protocol in several common programming languages. Qpid is supported on most common platforms.

  • On the Java platform, Qpid uses the established Java JMS API.

  • For Python, C++, and .NET, Qpid defines its own messaging API, the Qpid Messaging API, which is conceptually similar in each.

    On the .NET platform, Qpid also provides a WCF binding.

  • Ruby will also use the Qpid Messaging API, which will soon be implemented. (Ruby currently uses an API that is closely tied to the AMQP version).