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qup - Queue Up

DESCRIPTION

Qup is a generalized API for Message Queue and Publish/Subscribe messaging patterns with the ability to plug in an appropriate messaging infrastructure based upon your needs.

Qup ships with support for Kestrel, Redis, and a filesystem infrastructure based on Maildir. Additional Adapters will be developed as needs arise. Please submit an Issue to have a new Adapter created. Pull requests gladly accepted.

FEATURES

Qup provides an abstract implementation of two common messaging patterns.

Basic Message Queue

Examples of a basic message queue are Work/Task Queues, JMS Queue, or Amazon SQS. This is a pattern where one or more Producers puts Messages on a Queue and one or more Consumers received those Messages. Each Message is delivered only 1 time to a Consumer.

Publish/Subscribe

Wikipedia Article on Pub/Sub pattern.

Qup implements a Topic based system, where Publishers send Messages on a Topic and all Subscribers to that topic each receive their own copy of the message.

Qup assumes that the messaging systems it has adapters for provided durable and acknowledgeable messaging.

Durability

When message is sent to the messaging system by Qup, the message is persisted to disk.

Acknowledgeable Messages

When a Consumer receives a Message, and then processes it, Qup assumes that the messaging infrastructure requires that the Message be positively acknowledged. In other words, if the Consumer does not acknowledge the message then the messages infrastructure will put the Message back onto the Queue.

SYNOPSIS

Basic Message Queue

session  = Qup::Session.new( "maildir:///tmp/test-queue" )
queue    = session.queue( 'basic-messaging' )
producer = queue.producer

consumer_1 = queue.consumer
consumer_2 = queue.consumer

producer.produce( 'message_1' )
producer.produce( 'message_2' )

message_1 = consumer_1.consume
puts message_1.data                 # => 'message_1'
consumer_1.acknowledge( message_1 )

consumer_2.consume do |message_2|
  puts message_2.data               # => 'message_2'
end  # auto acknowledged at the end of the block

Publish/Subscribe

session   = Qup::Session.new( "kestrel://messaging.example.com:22133" )
topic     = session.topic( 'topic-messaging' )
publisher = topic.publisher

subscribers = []
3.times do |n|
  subscribers << topic.subscriber( "subscriber-#{n}" )
end

publisher.publish( 'a fine message on a topic' )

subscribers.each do |sub|
  sub.consume do |msg|
    puts msg.data                   # => 'a fine message on a topic'
  end                               # auto acknowledge an end of block
end

REQUIREMENTS

Depending on the backend messaging system you want to use, you'll need to install additional gems. At the current moment, these are the supported messaging backends.

  • Qup::Adapter::Maildir - built in and uses the 'maildir' gem
  • Qup::Adapter::Kestrel - uses the 'kjess' gem
  • Qup::Adapter::Redis - uses the 'redis' gem

INSTALL

  • gem install qup

DEVELOPERS

After checking out the source, run:

$ rake develop

This task will install any missing dependencies. You may then run:

$ rake test

Other tasks are viewable with

$ rake -T

Kestrel

To run the Kestrel tests you will need:

  • gem install kjess
  • A Kestrel server running on localhost:22133

You can download Kestrel from http://robey.github.com/kestrel/ and then run the scripts/devel.sh command and you will have a default Kestrel server running on localhost:22133. This will be enough to run the kestrel tests.

Redis

To run the Redis tests you will need:

  • gem install redis
  • A Redis server running on localhost:6479

You can download redis using brew, macports or your favorite linux package manager.

LICENSE

(The ISC LICENSE)

Copyright (c) 2012,2013 Jeremy Hinegardner

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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