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Reactive Streams: AMQP

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Reactive Streams driver for AMQP protocol. Powered by RabbitMQ library.

Available at Maven Central for Scala 2.11 and 2.12:

libraryDependencies += "io.scalac" %% "reactive-rabbit" % "1.1.4"


Akka Streams - 2.4.12

import{Sink, Source}
import io.scalac.amqp.Connection

// streaming invoices to Accounting Department
val connection = Connection()
// create org.reactivestreams.Publisher
val queue = connection.consume(queue = "invoices")
// create org.reactivestreams.Subscriber
val exchange = connection.publish(exchange = "accounting_department",
  routingKey = "invoices")

implicit val system = ActorSystem()
implicit val mat = ActorMaterializer()
// Run akka-streams with queue as Source and exchange as Sink

API Docs

Run sbt doc and open target/scala-2.12/index.html.


There are 3 options for passing AMQP settings:

  • Use default settings from reference.conf and application.conf. See Config library. See refrence.conf for settings layout.
  • Use Config programatically.
Connection(config : Config)
  • Use ConnectionSettings programatically
Connection(settings: ConnectionSettings)

ConnectionSettings have following properties:

  • addresses: Seq[Address] broker addresses (hostname/port pairs) to try in order. A random one will be picked during recovery.
  • virtualHost: String virtual host to use when connecting to the broker.
  • username: String user name to use when connecting to the broker.
  • password: String password to use when connecting to the broker.
  • heartbeat: Option[FiniteDuration] requested heartbeat interval, at least 1 second.None to disable heartbeat.
  • timeout: Duration the default connection timeout, at least 1 millisecond.
  • automaticRecovery: Boolean enable automatic connection recovery. Subscriptions are not recovered.
  • recoveryInterval: FiniteDuration how long will automatic recovery wait before attempting to reconnect.
  • ssl: Option[String] allows to use SSL for connecting to the broker. Valid values depend on JRE, see possiblities. Recent RabbitMQ servers does not allow SSL3.


Connection trait API has two groups of methods: to manage AMQP infrastructure (ie. declare and delete exchanges, queues and bindings) and to create ReactiveStreams entities: Publisher and Subscriber.
consume(queue, prefetch) - creates Delivery stream Publisher for messages from queue.
publish(exchange, routingKey) - creates Subscription that takes stream of Message that will be sent to exchange with fixed routingKey.
publish(exchange) - creates Subscription for stream of Routed (tuple of Message and routing key).

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