RabbitMQ in Action
Distributed Messaging for Everyone
Alvaro Videla and Jason J.W. Williams
Foreword by Alexis Richardson
  • April 2012
  • ISBN 9781935182979
  • 312 pages
  • printed in black & white

In this outstanding work, two experts share their years of experience running large-scale RabbitMQ systems.

Alexis Richardson, VMware

RabbitMQ in Action is a fast-paced run through building and managing scalable applications using the RabbitMQ messaging server. It starts by explaining how message queuing works, its history, and how RabbitMQ fits in. Then it shows you real-world examples you can apply to your own scalability and interoperability challenges.

About the Technology

There's a virtual switchboard at the core of most large applications where messages race between servers, programs, and services. RabbitMQ is an efficient and easy-to-deploy queue that handles this message traffic effortlessly in all situations, from web startups to massive enterprise systems.

About the book

RabbitMQ in Action teaches you to build and manage scalable applications in multiple languages using the RabbitMQ messaging server. It's a snap to get started. You'll learn how message queuing works and how RabbitMQ fits in. Then, you'll explore practical scalability and interoperability issues through many examples. By the end, you'll know how to make Rabbit run like a well-oiled machine in a 24 x 7 x 365 environment.

What's inside

  • Learn fundamental messaging design patterns
  • Use patterns for on-demand scalability
  • Glue a PHP frontend to a backend written in anything
  • Implement a PubSub-alerting service in 30 minutes flat
  • Configure RabbitMQ's built-in clustering
  • Monitor, manage, extend, and tune RabbitMQ

About the reader

Written for developers familiar with Python, PHP, Java, .NET, or any other modern programming language. No RabbitMQ experience required.

About the authors

Alvaro Videla is a developer and architect specializing in MQ-based applications. Jason J. W. Williams is CTO of DigiTar, a messaging service provider, where he directs design and development.


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