I am exploring various technologies in order to build a real-time web application. My current thinking is to use Jetty 9.1 as the app server and embedded ActiveMQ as the messaging broker. I want to take advantage of the JSR-356 websocket support in Jetty
9 with STOMP as the sub-protocol. But I've also noticed that ActiveMQ supports websocket + STOMP as a transport. I'm wondering how these two work together. I've heard that ActiveMQ's own websocket is based on Jetty Continuation but does it work with Jetty
9.1? How do I embed ActiveMQ in Jetty 9.1 with websocket support?
One approach is to forget about ActiveMQ's own websocket transport support and just write websocket handler within Jetty. Essentially I use Jetty to handle all the transport related work. I then write glue code to relay the message to ActiveMQ destinations.
Vice Versa. See this nice example: https://blogs.oracle.com/brunoborges/entry/integrating_websockets_and_jms_with
But then I have to mess around with STOMP messages and doing a lot of glue coding. If I can use ActiveMQ's websocket support directly without doing all these, it will save me a lot of trouble.
How about Tomcat 8, which also has JSR-356 websocket support? can I embed ActiveMQ within Tomcat 8 and expect to get websocket transport support?
I will greatly appreciate any insight into this. Thanks!