ActiveMessaging is an attempt to bring the simplicity and elegance of rails development to the world of messaging. Messaging, (or event-driven architecture) is widely used for enterprise integration, with frameworks such as Java's JMS, and products such as ActiveMQ, Tibco, IBM MQSeries, etc.
ActiveMessaging is a generic framework to ease using messaging, but is not tied to any particular messaging system - in fact, it now has support for Stomp, AMQP, beanstalk, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), JMS (using StompConnect or direct on JRuby), WebSphere MQ, the all-Ruby ReliableMessaging, a mock 'test' adapter, and a 'synch' adapter for use in development that processes calls synchronously (of course) and so requires no broker or additional processes to be running.
Here's a sample of a processor class that handles incoming messages:
class HelloWorldProcessor < ActiveMessaging::Processor subscribes_to :hello_world def on_message(message) puts "received: " + message end end
Generating with Rails 3
After adding ActiveMessaging to your Gemfile and executing bundle install, run the following commands:
rails g active_messaging:install
rails g active_messaging:processor
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