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Messages, APIs, and Events

By Naomi Scott posted Thu February 25, 2021 12:03 PM

We sometimes hear confusion regarding the value of message-based technologies when there are API and Event solutions available. We also know that die-hard fans of MQ are sometimes caught up in similar discussions with colleagues who are interested in alternatives to message-based solutions.

The truth is that different technologies are suited to different jobs. Whilst it is sometimes possible to use a tool for a job for something other than for which it was initially intended, sometimes it is easier and more effective to use the correct item.

In an attempt to provide a little clarity on the subject, we published a couple of articles on IBM Developer that you might be interested in:
- Why enterprise messaging and event streaming are different
- An introduction to APIs and messaging