Simon Willison’s Weblog

A couple of years ago when I was working on a now defunct search engine, we were using ActiveMQ to pass messages between the frontend and the backend. The system was unreliable, flaky, and hard to debug. It delivered exactly none of the reliability queues promised. [...] More likely there’s something wrong with the whole design of network systems based on message queues, and we need to start developing alternatives.

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