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NAME
    Message::Passing - a simple way of doing messaging.

SYNOPSIS
        message-pass --input STDIN --output STDOUT
        {"foo": "bar"}
        {"foo":"bar"}

DESCRIPTION
    A library for building high performance, loosely coupled and
    reliable/resilient applications, structured as small services which
    communicate over the network by passing messages.

  BASIC PREMISE
    You have data for discrete events, represented by a hash (and serialized
    as JSON).

    This could be a text log line, an audit record of an API event, a metric
    emitted from your application that you wish to aggregate and process -
    anything that can be a simple hash really..

    You want to be able to shove these events over the network easily, and
    aggregate them / filter and rewrite them / split them into worker
    queues.

    This module is designed as a simple framework for writing components
    that let you do all of these things, in a simple and easily extensible
    manor.

    For a practical example, You generate events from a source (e.g. ZeroMQ
    output of logs and performance metrics from your Catalyst FCGI or
    Starman workers) and run one script that will give you a central
    application log file, or push the logs into ElasticSearch.

    There are a growing set of components you can plug together to make your
    solution.

    Getting started is really easy - you can just use the "message-passing"
    command installed by the distribution. If you have a common config that
    you want to repeat, or you want to write your own server which does
    something more flexible than the normal script allows, then see
    Message::Passing::DSL.

    To dive straight in, see the documentation for the command line utility
    message-passing, and see the examples in
    Message::Passing::Manual::Cookbook.

    For more about how the system works, see
    Message::Passing::Manual::Concepts.

COMPONENTS
    Below is a non-exhaustive list of components available.

  INPUTS
    Inputs receive data from a source (usually a network protocol).

    They are responsible for decoding the data into a hash before passing it
    onto the next stage.

    Inputs include:

    Message::Passing::Input::STDIN
    Message::Passing::Input::ZeroMQ
    Message::Passing::Input::STOMP
    Message::Passing::Input::AMQP
    Message::Passing::Input::Syslog
    Message::Passing::Input::Redis
    Message::Passing::Input::Test

    You can easily write your own input, just use AnyEvent, and consume
    Message::Passing::Role::Input.

  FILTER
    Filters can transform a message in any way.

    Examples include:

    Message::Passing::Filter::Null - Returns the input unchanged.
    Message::Passing::Filter::All - Stops any messages it receives from
    being passed to the output. I.e. literally filters all input out.
    Message::Passing::Filter::T - Splits the incoming message to multiple
    outputs.

    You can easily write your own filter, just consume
    Message::Passing::Role::Filter.

    Note that filters can be chained, and a filter can return undef to stop
    a message being passed to the output.

  OUTPUTS
    Outputs send data to somewhere, i.e. they consume messages.

    Message::Passing::Output::STDOUT
    Message::Passing::Output::AMQP
    Message::Passing::Output::STOMP
    Message::Passing::Output::ZeroMQ
    Message::Passing::Output::WebHooks
    Message::Passing::Output::ElasticSearch -
    (<https://github.com/suretec/Message-Passing-Output-ElasticSearch>)
    Message::Passing::Output::Redis
    Message::Passing::Output::Test

SEE ALSO
    Message::Passing::Manual - The manual (contributions cherished)
    <http://www.slideshare.net/bobtfish/messaging-interoperability-and-log-a
    ggregation-a-new-framework> - Slide deck!
    Log::Message::Structured - For creating your log messages.
    Log::Dispatch::Message::Passing - use Message::Passing outputs from
    Log::Dispatch.

THIS MODULE
    This is a simple MooX::Options script, with one input, one filter and
    one output. To build your own similar scripts, see:

    Message::Passing::DSL - To declare your message chains
    Message::Passing::Role::CLIComponent - To provide "foo" and
    "foo_options" attribute pairs.
    Message::Passing::Role::Script - To provide daemonization features.

  METHODS
   build_chain
    Builds and returns the configured chain of input => filter => output

   start
    Class method to call the run_message_server function with the results of
    having constructed an instance of this class, parsed command line
    options and constructed a chain.

    This is the entry point for the script.

AUTHOR
    Tomas (t0m) Doran <bobtfish@bobtfish.net>

SUPPORT
  Bugs
    Please log bugs at rt.cpan.org. Each distribution has a bug tracker link
    in it's metacpan.org page.

  Discussion
    #message-passing on irc.perl.org.

  Source code
    Source code for all modules is available at <http://github.com/suretec>
    and forks / patches are very welcome.

SPONSORSHIP
    This module exists due to the wonderful people at Suretec Systems Ltd.
    <http://www.suretecsystems.com/> who sponsored its development for its
    VoIP division called SureVoIP <http://www.surevoip.co.uk/> for use with
    the SureVoIP API -
    <http://www.surevoip.co.uk/support/wiki/api_documentation>

COPYRIGHT
    Copyright Suretec Systems Ltd. 2012.

    Logstash (upon which many ideas for this project is based, but which we
    do not reuse any code from) is copyright 2010 Jorden Sissel.

LICENSE
    GNU Library General Public License, Version 2.1

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