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Learning RabbitMQ

By : Martin Toshev
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Learning RabbitMQ

By: Martin Toshev

Overview of this book

RabbitMQ is Open Source Message Queuing software based on the Advanced Message Queue Protocol Standard written in the Erlang Language. RabbitMQ is an ideal candidate for large-scale projects ranging from e-commerce and finance to Big Data and social networking because of its ease of use and high performance. Managing RabbitMQ in such a dynamic environment can be a challenging task that requires a good understanding not only of how to work properly with the message broker but also of its best practices and pitfalls. Learning RabbitMQ starts with a concise description of messaging solutions and patterns, then moves on to concrete practical scenarios for publishing and subscribing to the broker along with basic administration. This knowledge is further expanded by exploring how to establish clustering and high availability at the level of the message broker and how to integrate RabbitMQ with a number of technologies such as Spring, and enterprise service bus solutions such as MuleESB and WSO2. We will look at advanced topics such as performance tuning, secure messaging, and the internals of RabbitMQ. Finally we will work through case-studies so that we can see RabbitMQ in action and, if something goes wrong, we'll learn to resolve it in the Troubleshooting section.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Learning RabbitMQ
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Managing RabbitMQ instances

RabbitMQ provides a number of utilities for managing RabbitMQ instances since the AMQP protocol provides limited support for that purpose (and it is not a responsibility of the protocol in general to do so). So far we have seen how we can administer RabbitMQ from the command line using the rabbitmqctl or the rabbitmqadmin utilities. However there are many scenarios where more sophisticated tools for provisioning and managing the RabbitMQ broker components are needed (for example, in the form of an alternative web interface).

In that case, the management plugin provides an interface of REST (Representational State Transfer)-based web services. In order to see all the available services in your current installation of the management plugin you can navigate from the browser to http://localhost:15672/api/—there is a short description with basic examples and a reference guide for the various services. For testing purposes, you can use any utility (such as cURL) that...