Usability and simplicity are core design principles with HornetQ.
We hope that our documentation is clear and easy to understand and structured in a task driven way, not as a long list of reference parameters. We're sure it's not perfect yet either but it will get even better over time.
We also ship HornetQ with over 65 ready-to-run examples straight out of the box. So you can quickly get to grips with working with HornetQ using real working examples.
(Take a look at the quick start guide for exact instructions on how to get up and running in five minutes or less)
In short, basically you just need to:
- Download HornetQ
- Unzip HornetQ
- Go to examples/jms/queue
- Run "./build.sh" (or "build.bat" if you are using Windows)
- This starts a server and a client which sends/receive on a JMS Queue
Any questions, or problems then ping us on irc (irc://freenode.net:6667/hornetq) or drop a message at the user forums.