Phil Wainewright over at ZDNet dug a little deeper into some news from Amazon and their just-out-of-beta Simple Queue Service (SQS). What he found was that SQS will be directly supported by Windows Communication Foundation, the web services foundation for Windows Vista (and to be retrofitted to Windows XP).
As he points-out this is interesting news to developers, including those often out of the mashup loop: enterprise developers.
What this means is that a developer can write an application that runs on a Windows desktop or server and use Amazon SQS as the messaging infrastructure to exchange information with systems and applications located anywhere else in the Web.
Anyone wondering what the post-Java EE world might look like has their answer right here. Forget expensive middleware infrastructure. Just pay by the drink for your application-to-application messaging needs, however sporadic they may be. Amazon SQS charges $0.10 per 1000 messages and $0.20 per GB of data, with no minimum fee and no setup cost.