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RabbitMQ Objective-C and Swift client

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A RabbitMQ client, largely influenced by Bunny.

Test-driven from Swift and implemented in Objective-C, to avoid burdening Objective-C developers with Swift baggage.

Currently implemented

Installation with Carthage

  1. Create a Cartfile with the following line:

    github "rabbitmq/rabbitmq-objc-client" ~> 0.10.0

    Run carthage, for example in a new project:

    carthage bootstrap
  2. In your Xcode project, in the Build Phases section of your target, open up Link Binary With Libraries. Now drag e.g. Carthage/Build/iOS/RMQClient.framework (choose Mac for OSX) into this list.

  3. If you don't already have one, click the '+' icon under Build Phases to add a Copy Files phase.

  4. Under Destination, choose Frameworks.

  5. Click the '+' and add RMQClient.framework. Ensure Code Sign On Copy is checked.

Installation with CocoaPods

  1. Add the following to your Podfile:

    pod 'RMQClient', '~> 0.10.0'

    We recommend adding use_frameworks! to enable modular imports (Objective-C only).

  2. Run pod install.

  3. Open your project with open MyProject.xcworkspace.

Objective-C users: importing with @import RMQClient; currently produces an error in Xcode (Could not build module 'RMQClient'), but this should not prevent code from compiling and running. Using crocodile imports avoids this Xcode bug: #import <RMQClient/RMQClient.h>.


(Basic) Usage Example

  1. Instantiate an RMQConnection:

    let delegate = RMQConnectionDelegateLogger() // implement RMQConnectionDelegate yourself to react to errors
    let conn = RMQConnection(uri: "amqp://guest:guest@localhost:5672", delegate: delegate)
  2. Connect:

  3. Create a channel:

    let ch = conn.createChannel()
  4. Use the channel:

    let q = ch.queue("myqueue")
    q.subscribe({ m in
       print("Received: \(String(data: m.body, encoding: String.Encoding.utf8))")
    q.publish("foo".data(using: String.Encoding.utf8))
  5. Close the connection when done:


See the tutorials for more detailed instructions.

Running Tests

Then start a local RabbitMQ node (any way you please, doesn't have to be from Homebrew or source), configure it using files under .travis/etc/, for example:

brew install rabbitmq
cp .travis/etc/* /usr/local/etc/rabbitmq/
/usr/local/sbin/rabbitmq-plugins enable --offline rabbitmq_auth_mechanism_ssl
brew services start rabbitmq

Then run a few setup steps:

make test_user

Finally, run the test suite:

make tests


This package, the RabbitMQ Objective-C client library, is dual-licensed under the Mozilla Public License 1.1 ("MPL") and the Apache License version 2 ("ASL").