Nigel Deakin, a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle, was Specification Lead for JSR 343, Java Message Service 2.0. In addition to his responsibilities for leading the next versions of the JMS specification, he is a member of Oracle's JMS development team, working on Open Message Queue and the GlassFish application server. He has spoken recently at JavaOne in San Francisco, US, and at Devoxx in Antwerp, Belgium, and he is based in Cambridge, UK.
The second part of Nigel Deakin's series on JMS 2.0 in the impending Java EE 7 looks at some of the new messaging features. Reprinted with permission from the Oracle Technology Network, Oracle Corporation.