Get Started Developing with SQL Server Service Broker
Download and Install SQL Server
SQL Server is a comprehensive data platform that is secure, reliable, and scalable for your mission critical applications, while providing rich services for any data type. SQL Server simplifies the management of your data platform with innovative policy based infrastructure, while reducing development complexity with data abstraction, and integration with .NET Framework and Visual Studio. SQL Server enables users to make informed decisions by delivering the relevant information to all users via Microsoft Office. You can download the express version for free, or try the full version to determine if it meets your needs.
Service Broker is included in each instance of the Database Engine. By default, Service Broker is enabled in each instance, and in each new database.
Visual Studio is the integrated development environment provided by Microsoft to create applications that use the .NET Framework. You can download the express version for free, or consider purchasing other versions that come packaged with larger feature sets.
Visual Studio and the .NET Framework provide you with the necessary tools and technologies to begin developing database applications.