Messaging on Azure Service Bus with Java Message Service

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While your Azure Service Bus namespace is being created, let's have a look at what Java Message Service (JMS) 2.0 is.

What is Java Message Service?

JMS is an application programming interface that acts as a messaging pseudo-standard for Java and Spring application deployments. It allows applications to perform the following operations:

  • Management operations: Create, read, update, and delete queues, topics, and subscriptions.
  • Data operations: Create, send, read, and receive and delete messages.

JMS API enables applications to interface with enterprise messaging brokers, much like Service Bus, in an asynchronous manner.

Service Bus with JMS and Spring Boot

Let's focus on utilizing the super-popular JMS 2.0 API to communicate with Service Bus.

Using Spring Boot, typically with Spring Initializr, you'll have three main tasks to achieve:

  • Add Service Bus dependencies to your application.
  • Send messages to a Service Bus queue.
  • Receive messages from the Service Bus queue.

This setup will utilize two Spring Boot applications: one sender and one receiver.