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So chris and I have been working on a lightweight service bus similar to NSB called Mass Transit. When Chris and I originally encountered NSB it had a style that didn't really fit the way that I was approaching development at the time and so I decided that, if for nothing else, I would start trying to build one myself to learn more about the concept of an ESB. The concept seemed simple at the outset, but I knew that if I was going to get this right I would have to borrow heavily from experts such as Udi Dahan, Greg Young and the many books I have now read.

It has been a very interesting road, and I am now happy to say that Mass Transit (MT) has reached a 0.1 release. It can send messages to and from endpoints, it has publish/subscribe capabilities, and it has a console/windows service host. Its not much at the moment, but that is a part of its goal (To be simple). One of the goals is that MT should be a very lightweight infrastructure, that is easy to get started with but works as reliable as a lightswitch.

In the near future you will be seeing some API changes between 0.1 and 0.2 as Chris and I continue to make the system easy to use and extend (and play with different names of things). We will also continue to focus on enabling xcopy deployment scenarios, on the testability story, and making it as non-intrusive as possible.

Also, there are some samples of using Mass Transit as well in the SVN repo under, samples

If you have any time, your review of the code or patches will be greatly appreciated. I have taken much from the OSS community and this is one of the ways I hope to contribute back.

Thanks,

-d

Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2008 2:01 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Mass Transit Announcement

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Great to hear the announcement!
Left by Robz on May 11, 2008 9:42 PM

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Haha, Good work! Though, I think I could have predicted this day...

I'm more than happy to download and give it a test drive..
Left by 5x1llz on May 14, 2008 3:46 AM

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