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RabbitMQ in Action

Distributed Messaging for Everyone

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book


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.

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

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
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


Table of Contents

  1. Pulling RabbitMQ out of the hat
  2. Understanding messaging
  3. Running and administering Rabbit
  4. Solving problems with Rabbit: coding and patterns
  5. Clustering and dealing with failure
  6. Writing code that survives failure
  7. Warrens and Shovels: failover and replication
  8. Administering RabbitMQ from the Web
  9. Controlling Rabbit with the REST API
  10. Monitoring: Houston, we have a problem
  11. Supercharging and securing your Rabbit
  12. Smart Rabbits: extending RabbitMQ

About The Author

Jason J. W. Williams is CTO of DigiTar, a messaging service provider where he directs design and development, including using RabbitMQ for real-time analysis operations since 2008.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (April 19, 2012)
  • Length: 312 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638353843

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