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Rebus is a lean service bus implementation for .NET, similar in nature to NServiceBus and MassTransit, only leaner.

README.md

"As friendly as machinely possible."

Bedford OB

What?

Rebus is a lean service bus implementation for .NET, similar in nature to NServiceBus and MassTransit, only leaner.

These are the goals - Rebus should have:

  • a simple and intuitive configuration story
  • a few well-selected options
  • no doodleware
  • dependency only on .NET 4 BCL
  • integration with external dependencies via small and dedicated projects
  • the best error messages
  • a frictionless getting-up-and-running-experience

and in doing this, Rebus should align very well with the NServiceBus way of doing things, which I like, thus allowing users (myself included) to easily migrate to NServiceBus at some point in a project's lifetime if Rebus for some reason falls short (which I don't think it will).

Oh, and Rebus is free as in beer and speech.

Why?

Because I wanted to build the .NET service bus that I would have the patience to work with every day, probably for several years to come. And I can be very impatient with my tools, so the most solemn goal of Rebus is that it should stay out of my way - and I think it does that just right!

If you want to read more, check out the official Rebus documentation wiki or check out my blog.

One day, maybe I'll tweet something as well... @mookid8000

How?

Rebus is a simple .NET library, and everything revolves around the RebusBus class. One way to get Rebus up and running, is to manually go

var bus = new RebusBus(...);
bus.Start();

// use the bus for the duration of the application lifetime

// remember to dispose the bus when your application exits
bus.Dispose();

where ... is a bunch of dependencies that vary depending on how you want to send/receive messages etc. Another way is to use the configuration API, in which case you would go

var someContainerAdapter = new BuiltinContainerAdapter();

for the built-in container adapter, or

var someContainerAdapter = new AdapterForMyFavoriteIocContainer(myFavoriteIocContainer);

to integrate with your favorite IoC container, and then

Configure.With(someContainerAdapter)
    .Logging(l => l.Log4Net())
    .Transport(t => t.UseMsmqAndGetInputQueueNameFromAppConfig())
    .MessageOwnership(d => d.FromRebusConfigurationSection())
    .CreateBus()
    .Start();

// have IBus injected in application services for the duration of the application lifetime

// let the container dispose the bus when your application exits
myFavoriteIocContainer.Dispose();

which will stuff the resulting IBus in the container as a singleton and use the container to look up message handlers. Check out the Configuration section on the official Rebus documentation wiki for more information on how to do this.

License

Rebus is licensed under Apache License, Version 2.0. Basically, this license grants you the right to use Rebus in any way you see fit. See LICENSE.md for more info.

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