SQS is a messaging system designed to allow distributed components to communicate and share work in a loosely coupled manner. SQS allows jobs to be created in one part of the system, and then consumed in another. At this time, there is no web interface to SQS provided in the AWS Console, so we will be using the SQS scratchpad provided by Amazon as well as Visual Web Developer 2010 Express to run samples provided by Amazon.
To get started with SQS, we will need to download and install a couple of tools, SQS Scratchpad and the AWS SDK for .Net and sample code.
The first tool we will be downloading is the SQS scratchpad. The SQS scratchpad is a simple locally run web application that allows simple calls to be made to the SQS service. To download the scratchpad, browse to:
Download the zip file to your previously created
C:\AWSdirectory and create a directory called
Unzip the file and drill...