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A STOMP server and client framework built on Netty to make it simple to build STOMP implementations for existing brokers. Yeti borrows the best ideas from Stampy and Stilts to provide fast, reusable STOMP frame codecs and channel handlers while abstracting away the underlying network IO with a Stomplet API similar to the familiar Servlet API. To build a custom server, simply implement a Stomplet or extend one of the existing Stomplets to provide custom handling for STOMP frames.

Yeti is the core STOMP server implementation used by HazelcastMQ STOMP however it has no direct dependency on Hazelcast/HazelcastMQ and may be split out into a separate project in the future.


  • Protocol version negotiation (Stomplet implementations can define supported protocols)
  • Simple Stomplet framework for easily handling frame commands
  • Heartbeats (via the heart-beat header)
  • Hooks for authentication (via login and passcode headers)
  • Pure Netty configuration for endless network I/O configuration options
  • STOMP client implementation support async and sync message receiption
  • Frame builder for fluent frame construction
  • Header encoding/decoding of special characters
  • Maximum frame size enforcement

Not Implemented Yet

  • Most everything should be there

Yeti, Really?

The name Yeti came about because:

  1. All the cool variations of STOMP are already taken by other implementations.
  2. It's fun to say "Netty Yeti STOMP".
  3. My daughter was watching Backyardigans and this song gets stuck in your head (don't say I didn't warn you).


Yeti comes with a STOMP server implementation that configures a Netty NIO server with reasonable defaults and initializes a channel pipeline to host a configured stomplet. An in-memory message broker stomplet is also included and can be used to get a demonstration server up and running quickly.

StompServer server = new StompServer(false, port,
    new StompServer.ClassStompletFactory(InMemoryBrokerStomplet.class));

The server can also be used with a custom stomplet implementation that handles all incoming STOMP frames. Normally such an implementaiton would map the STOMP frames to a full featured messaging system or broker.

The included server is just a convenience wrapper on Yeti's frame codecs and channel handlers, including the StompletFrameHandler which adapts Netty's read/write handling to the Stomplet implementation. A custom Netty configuration can be implemented and full STOMP functionality can be realized by building a channel pipeline with Yeti's codecs and handlers. This approach requires slightly more configuraiton but ultimate flexibility as all the Netty options are available.

    new StompFrameDecoder());
    new StompFrameEncoder());
    new FrameDebugHandler(true, true));
    new StompletFrameHandler(new MyStompletImpl()));

Yeti also comes with a STOMP client implementation that configures a Netty NIO client with reasonable defaults. The client can connect to any STOMP 1.2 server and subscribe, send messages, and recieve messages. This example shows how to use the in-memory broker stomplet and the STOMP client to subscribe, send, and receive messages.

View the example.