HermesJMS is developed and maintained largely by me, Colin Crist, as a part time project since 2004. It was originally developed in order to fill a need for some simple cheap queue browsing I had at the time and as a way to learn Swing and keep up to date on all the different JMS implementations out there.
I work in London as an independent consultant in Investment Banking specializing in integration and messaging technology. You can contact me via the HermesJMS site or colincrist at messageforge dot org and I'm always open to commercial opportunities in consulting and development in the middleware arena. I keep an occational blog that talks about middleware and other things I like.
Finally, contrary to what you may think browsing this website - there is way way more to messaging than JMS!
Hermes is the messenger for the gods.
Since I started HermesJMS I've had advice, help and code from many people and I am very grateful to all of them. Not least:
- Peter Lee for HermesJMS code, ideas and BEA expertise often over coffee in Broadgate.
- Demed L'Her for Oracle expertise, code, and some great Oracle blogs.
- Stoyan Vellev, Ekaterina Anachkova and Martin Grigorov for their considerable SAP expertise.
- Fabien Badolle for JORAM expertise and plugin code.
- Graham Cornell for the Hermes logo and branding.
- Axel Podehl for messaging chats, some over a nice glass of wine or three.
- James Beyer for BEA expertise.
- Steve Bates for email chats on FIX and QuickFIX/J
- Alexis Richardson and the CohesiveFT crowd for beer and enlightened middleware talks.
- Scott McHattie. A colleague and friend who is very sorely missed.
In the strange world of open source I feel that peoples time is a most precious commodity so when someone takes time out of their day or more often evening or weekend to comment, give suggestions or report bugs and fixes I am hugely appreciative.
Finally, to all who have posted to the forums or JIRA with all the bugs and suggestions - thanks, HermesJMS needs you most of all.
Thanks to all.