Sun Java System Message Queue 4.3 Technical Overview

Java and C Clients

Message Queue provides a C API to its messaging services to enable legacy C applications and C++ applications to participate in JMS-based messaging.

The JMS programming model is the foundation for the design of a Message Queue C client. Sun Java System Message Queue 4.3 Developer’s Guide for C Clients explains how this model is implemented by the C data types and functions.

Like the Java interface, the C interface supports the following features:

However, it is important to understand that the Java Message Service specification is a standard for Java clients only; thus the C Message Queue API is specific to the Message Queue provider and cannot be used with other JMS providers. A messaging application that includes a C client cannot be handled by another JMS provider.

The C interface, does not support the following features: