Book Image

RabbitMQ Essentials. - Second Edition

By : Lovisa Johansson, David Dossot
Book Image

RabbitMQ Essentials. - Second Edition

By: Lovisa Johansson, David Dossot

Overview of this book

RabbitMQ is an open source message queuing software that acts as a message broker using the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP). This book will help you to get to grips with RabbitMQ to build your own applications with a message queue architecture. You’ll learn from the experts from CloudAMQP as they share what they've learned while managing the largest fleet of RabbitMQ clusters in the world. Following the case study of Complete Car, you’ll discover how you can use RabbitMQ to provide exceptional customer service and user experience, and see how a message queue architecture makes it easy to upgrade the app and add features as the company grows. From implementing simple synchronous operations through to advanced message routing and tracking, you’ll explore how RabbitMQ streamlines scalable operations for fast distribution. This book will help you understand the advantages of message queue architecture, including application scalability, resource efficiency, and user reliability. Finally, you’ll learn best practices for working with RabbitMQ and be able to use this book as a reference guide for your future app development projects. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to use message queuing software to streamline the development of your distributed and scalable applications.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

Exploring the benefits of message queuing

Communication between various applications plays an important role in distributed systems. There are many examples of when a message queue can be used, so let's highlight some features and benefits of message queuing in microservice architectures:

  • Development and maintenance made easier: Dividing an application across multiple services allows separate responsibilities and gives developers the freedom to write code for a specific service in any chosen language. It will be easier to maintain written code and make changes to the system; when updating a single authentication scheme, only the authentication module must have code added for testing, without it disrupting any other functions.
  • Fault isolation: A fault can be isolated to a single module and will thereby not affect other services. For example, an application with a reporting service temporarily out of function will not affect the authenticate or payment services. As another example...