What is a Messaging Queue?

A message queue plays an important role in distributed systems and containerized applications. With a message queue, you can set up asynchronous messaging between services, improving the function and efficiency of your microservices and serverless environments. The high-performance message queuing service provided by Iron can’t be beat. Start your 14-day free trialand continue reading to…

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How to Choose Message Queue Technology Selection

With dozens of options for message queue technology, even experienced professionals can feel frustrated when choosing the right microservices for their needs. The perfect messaging queue for your organization will depend on unique factors, such as how much you can afford to spend and how quickly you need your apps to process requests. The following…

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Overview Finding the best message queue for your organization gains importance as your networks and application integrations become more complex. You need a fail-safe message queue that sends requests quickly and reliably. Just one break in the chain can slow your entire system, making it difficult for you to complete business processes and fulfill client needs. It…

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Overview Pricing always plays a role when choosing IT tools. Ideally, you want to get a great product that doesn’t bloat your budget. When you have a limited amount of money to spend, though, it’s tempting to choose the cheapest messaging queues. Saving money makes sense unless you select a messaging queue solution that makes…

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Soap vs Rest API

TLDR: Unlike REST (REpresentational State Transfer), SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is a messaging service. REST operations are data-driven, whereas SOAP is a function driven architecture. SOAP solely uses the XML schema data format. On the other hand REST is permitted to use HTML, XML, JSON, and more. As far as bandwidth, REST APIs are going to need…

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iron.io api days apidays

First off, we’re giving away a few free tickets to the SF APIdays conference on July 31st.  Comment about your favorite API on this post for a chance to win a free ticket! With the freebie out of the way, we’re huge fans of APIdays (and API’s in general) and love to reference this landscape…

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As microservices continues to spread through the industry as a dominant pattern for building modern cloud applications, marquee examples from large-scale companies such as Netflix and Twitter may appear daunting to companies still on a growth path. When powering through agile cycles to release new features at a rapid pace, the last thing on your…

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