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Simple AMQP driver for Ruby/EventMachine
(c) 2008 Aman Gupta (tmm1)
This library works with Ruby 1.8, Ruby 1.9 and JRuby.
This library was tested primarily with RabbitMQ, although it should be compatible with any
server implementing the AMQP 0-8 spec.
To use with RabbitMQ, first run the server:
hg clone
hg clone
cd rabbitmq-server
make run
To get started, refer to the various bundled examples:
ruby examples/mq/pingpong.rb # 1-1 communication using
ruby examples/mq/clock.rb # 1-N communication using amq.fanout
ruby examples/mq/stocks.rb # 1-subscriber communication using amq.topic
ruby examples/mq/multiclock.rb # header based routing (new rabbitmq feature)
ruby examples/mq/ack.rb # using ack
ruby examples/mq/pop.pop # pop off messages one at a time
ruby examples/mq/hashtable.rb # simple async rpc layer
ruby examples/mq/primes.rb 4 # parallelized prime number generation
ruby examples/mq/logger.rb # simple logging api
For more details into the lower level AMQP client API, run the simple client example:
ruby examples/amqp/simple.rb # low-level AMQP api
ruby examples/mq/internal.rb # low-level Queue/Exchange api
Or refer to protocol/doc.txt, which enumerates packets sent between a server and client
during a typical session, in both binary and decoded formats.
To run the test suite:
rake spec
The lib/amqp/spec.rb file is generated automatically based on the AMQP specification. To generate it:
rake codegen
This project was inspired by py-amqplib, rabbitmq, qpid and rubbyt.
Special thanks to Dmitriy Samovskiy, Ben Hood and Tony Garnock-Jones.
AMQP resources:
RabbitMQ (Rabbit Technologies, Erlang/OTP, MPL) -
ZeroMQ (iMatix/FastMQ/Intel, C++, GPL3) -
OpenAMQ (iMatix, C, GPL2) -
ActiveMQ (Apache Foundation, Java, apache2) -
Steve Vinoski explains AMQP in his column, Towards Integration
John O'Hara on the history of AMQP
Dmitriy's presentation on RabbitMQ/AMQP
ZeroMQ's analysis of the messaging technology market
Pieter Hintjens's background to AMQP
Barry Pederson's py-amqplib
Ben Hood on writing an AMQP client
Dmitriy Samovskiy introduces Ruby + QPid + RabbitMQ
Ben Hood's as3-amqp
RabbitMQ's protocol code generator
Erlang Exchange presentation on the implementation of RabbitMQ
Jonathan Conway's series on RabbitMQ and using it with Ruby/Merb
Open Enterprise's series on messaging middleware and AMQP
Messaging and distributed systems resources:
A Critique of the Remote Procedure Call Paradigm
A Note on Distributed Computing
Convenience Over Correctness
Metaprotocol Taxonomy and Communications Patterns
Joe Armstrong on Erlang messaging vs RPC
SEDA: scalable internet services using message queues
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