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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!
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