Roadmap

IETF RFC

WAMP has come a long way since its inception and first incarnation back in 2012.

The jump in expressivness and power with WAMP v2 was big, and some other changes allowed WAMP v2 to ingest a lot of user requirements and wishes without breaking a basically very simple and coherent design.

And even better: we believe we can really complete the original vision of WAMP under WAMP v2, and just fill in the remaining gaps:

  • The WAMP Basic Profile is feature complete. The job is to polish and improve the spec text.
  • The WAMP Advanced Profile: here we have a couple of gaps to fill for already defined features. The job is to come up with proposals for spec text, discuss, process feedback, ..

Finally, given we continue to work on above, the WAMP IETF RFC is in a stage where it makes sense to enter the RFC draft process, with the final goal of getting WAMP released as an IETF RFC with a proper RFC number.

New advanced features

The following are some areas where we want are exploring

  • progressive call arguments and streams
  • sharded registrations
  • Flatbuffers strongly typed application payload
  • end-to-end payload encryption

The next level

With the feature areas listed above, where we want to close the final gaps in the WAMP protocol to fullfil its promise and mission, our (now Crossbar.io specifically as original creators of WAMP) focus will increasingly be on what be believe is the next frontier

Now that we have WAMP, we want to use it to actually build a wider ecosystem of open data markets, where WAMP components and microservices can trade their data driven services, allowing consumers to buy service from providers.

This new project is called XBR, and you can find out more on the XBR Network homepage and the XBR Protocol documentation.