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Java Thread vs JMS Queue

sruthi adhuri

Joined: Nov 19, 2005
Posts: 9
Hi All,

I�m new bee to JMS. I�ve a basic doubt. I have a Thread implementation in place which does a Job(some business logic), so that I can span n number of jobs simultaneously.

Thread Implementation:
PooledExecutor pool = new PooledExecutor(5);
for(int i=0;i<jobs.size();i++){
WorkFlowThread workFlowThread = new WorkFlowThread(jobs[i]);

JMS Implementation:

Context jmsCtx = new InitialContext();
QueueConnectionFactory qconFactory = (QueueConnectionFactory) jmsCtx.lookup("hydesJMSFactory");
QueueConnection qcon = qconFactory.createQueueConnection();
QueueSession qsession = qcon.createQueueSession(false, Session.AUTO_ACKNOWLEDGE);
Queue queue = (Queue) jmsCtx.lookup("HYDESQUEUE");
QueueSender qsender = qsession.createSender(queue);
ObjectMessage omessage = qsession.createObjectMessage();
omessage.setObject(new HydesQueueMessage(messageType, jobs));

What is the basic difference between Thread and JMS queue with respect to J2EE applications.
Do we benefit with JMS approach? I appreciate any help.

Scott Selikoff
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Joined: Oct 23, 2005
Posts: 3749

In short: Spawning new threads are bad in J2EE, sending to a queue is good. There's a ton of syntactical differences but what to keep in mind is that a queue is completely asynchronous listener that can get messages in any order, whereas a thread is still attached to the currently running process and has more direct access for synchronous calls.

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