Chapter 3. Getting started

This chapter guides you through a simple exercise to help you get started using AMQ JMS Pool.

3.1. Prerequisites

3.2. Preparing the broker

The example programs require a running broker with a queue named queue. Follow these steps to define the queue and start the broker:


  1. Install the broker.
  2. Create a broker instance. Enable anonymous access.
  3. Start the broker instance and check the console for any critical errors logged during startup.

    $ <broker-instance-dir>/bin/artemis run
    14:43:20,158 INFO  [org.apache.activemq.artemis.integration.bootstrap] AMQ101000: Starting ActiveMQ Artemis Server
    15:01:39,686 INFO  [org.apache.activemq.artemis.core.server] AMQ221020: Started Acceptor at for protocols [AMQP]
    15:01:39,691 INFO  [org.apache.activemq.artemis.core.server] AMQ221007: Server is now live
  4. Use the artemis queue command to create a queue called queue.

    <broker-instance-dir>/bin/artemis queue create --name queue --auto-create-address --anycast

    You are prompted to answer a series of questions. For yes or no questions, type N. Otherwise, press Enter to accept the default value.

3.3. Running Hello World


  1. Use Maven to build the examples by running the following command in the <install-dir>/examples directory.

    mvn clean package dependency:copy-dependencies -DincludeScope=runtime -DskipTests

    The addition of dependency:copy-dependencies results in the dependencies being copied into the target/dependency directory.

  2. Use the java command to run the example.

    On Linux or UNIX:

    java -cp "target/classes:target/dependency/*" org.messaginghub.jms.example.HelloWorld

    On Windows:

    java -cp "target\classes;target\dependency\*" org.messaginghub.jms.example.HelloWorld

The example calls createConnection() for each character of the string "Hello World", transferring one at a time. Because AMQ JMS Pool is in use, each call reuses the same underlying JMS Connection object.

Running it on Linux results in the following output.

$ java -cp "target/classes/:target/dependency/*" org.messaginghub.jms.example.HelloWorld
2018-05-17 11:04:23,393 [main           ] - INFO  JmsPoolConnectionFactory       - Provided ConnectionFactory is JMS 2.0+ capable.
2018-05-17 11:04:23,715 [localhost:5672]] - INFO  SaslMechanismFinder            - Best match for SASL auth was: SASL-ANONYMOUS
2018-05-17 11:04:23,739 [localhost:5672]] - INFO  JmsConnection                  - Connection ID:104dfd29-d18d-4bf5-aab9-a53660f58633:1 connected to remote Broker: amqp://localhost:5672
Hello World

The source code for the example is in the <install-dir>/examples/src/main/java directory. The JNDI and logging configuration is in the <install-dir>/examples/src/main/resources directory.