Overview of JMS messaging API.
JMS (Java Messaging Service) is an API for asynchronous message based communication between Java based applications.
JMS implementations (instances that implement the JMS API) are called JMS providers.
JMS defines two messaging domains. Point-to-point queues are typically used between one or multiple message senders and a single message receiver.
Topics are multi-point queues where messages are distributed to multiple receivers. As such topics resemble a black board.
Like many other message oriented middleware technologies, JMS provides advanced functions like persistent message delivery mode or different message acknowledgment modes.
Additionally, messages can be sent and received in a transacted mode thus ensuring that either all or no messages are sent and received.
JMS integrates into EJB (Enterprise Java Beans) through message driven beans.