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Legacy app integration with RabbitMQ: the generational communication divide
Welcome back to the London BEAM User Group! Schedule: 18:30 - Doors open + beer + pizza 19:00 - Introductions 19:10 - Legacy application integration with RabbitMQ - bridging the generational communication divide - Brett Cameron --- # Legacy application integration with RabbitMQ - bridging the generational communication divide One of the original motivations for the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) was the so-called middleware hell that had plagued organisations for decades due to the lack of appropriate open standards and the existence of various proprietary and expensive message queuing products that did not interoperate, resulting in impedance mismatches and necessitating the development of custom adapters and gateways that were costly to implement and difficult to maintain. However, while AMQP was originally conceived to help solve this existing problem, the protocol and products such as RabbitMQ that evolved from it have been largely applied to the solution of new problems and to the development of new types of applications. This then raises the question as to whether RabbitMQ is equally applicable to the solution of traditional integration problems involving legacy software as it is to these newer problems. In this talk, Brett Cameron will consider this question. A brief history of AMQP and RabbitMQ will be presented and the viability and benefits of replacing proprietary message queuing solutions with RabbitMQ will be considered. Technical and non-technical challenges associated with such modernization initiatives will be discussed and possible solutions to some of these problems will be presented. ## Speaker: Brett Cameron, Director of Applications and Open Source Services at VMS Software Inc. Brett works as Director of Applications and Open Source Services at VMS Software Inc., helping to define and implement the company’s Open Source strategy for the OpenVMS operating system. Before joining VMS Software Brett worked as a senior architect with HP’s Cloud and Enterprise Services groups. Brett is a Kiwi living in Sweden, and is an avid guitar player.

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