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AMQPHP Notes. ------------ Robin Harvey, 2011 Amqphp is a complete Amqp protocol implementation and a set of libraries for writing Amqp producers and consumers. Amqphp uses a high performance asynchronous processing model to receive messages using an event loop, and supports SSL broker connections. Another notable feature is support for persistent connetions, this can help make connections between Amqp brokers and web servers more efficient by avoiding the TCP / Amqp connection setup for each web request. For more in-depth documentation and news, check the Wiki: https://github.com/BraveSirRobin/amqphp/wiki Getting Started. ---------------- The easiest way to get started with Amqphp is to download one of the tagged releases, these contain all of the source code and pre-built "packages" in the build/ directory. Have a play round with the demo scripts in the demo/ folder, you'll probably have to change some of the values to point the scripts at your RabbitMQ install, this should be easy enough. If you run the demo-producer.php script this will publish a number of messages, then run the demo-consumer.php script to read those test messages back again. Source Packages --------------- Because of the way the Amqp protocol is defined, we use a code generation approach with Amqphp. This means that, for example, when the RabbitMQ people introduce a new feature, you only have to regenerate the Amqp "protocol bindings" and you're ready to use the new feature (well, this isn't true in *all* cases, but most of the simple ones anyway!). As a result of this, Amqphp uses a Phing build system that outputs the source code library (i.e. the classes in the src/ directory) together with the protocol bindings in 2 different "flavours": * nspf - classes are packages according to their namespace * cfp - classes are packaged one per file. In most cases you'll want to use the nspf package, simply because there's fewer include files. The idea behind the cpf package is that this version can be used with a class loader, for example if you want to autoload the Amqphp packages. There is no functional difference between the 2 packages, they are produced from the same set of source files. For more info on how to use each kind of package, check the class-loader.php file in the demos/ directory. To build the packages yourself you'll need to install phing first, then simply `cd` in to the Amqphp base dir and type `phing`. Note that this hasn't been test on Windows and probably won't work there, I don't have a copy of Windows to test on, so if you're able to help out by fixing this I'd be very grateful!