RabbitMQ is an open source message broker software (sometimes called message-oriented middleware) that implements the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP). The RabbitMQ server is written in the Erlang programming language and is built on the Open Telecom Platform framework for clustering and failover. Messaging enables software applications to connect and scale. Applications can connect to each other as components of a larger application or to user devices and data.

RabbitMQ Cookbook touches on all the aspects of RabbitMQ messaging. You will learn how to use this enabling technology for the solution of highly scalable problems dictated by the dynamic requirements of Web and mobile architectures, based for example on cloud computing platforms. This is a practical guide with several examples that will help you to understand the usefulness and the power of RabbitMQ.

This book helps you learn the basic functionalities of RabbitMQ with simple examples which describe the use of RabbitMQ client APIs and how a RabbitMQ server works. You will find examples of RabbitMQ deployed in real-life use-cases, where its functionalities will be exploited combined with other technologies. This book helps you understand the advanced features of RabbitMQ that are useful for even the most demanding programmer. Over the course of the book, you will learn about the usage of basic AMQP functionalities and use RabbitMQ to let decoupled applications exchange messages as per enterprise integration applications. The same building blocks are used to implement the architecture of highly scalable applications like today's social networks, and they are presented in the book with some examples. You will also learn how to extend RabbitMQ functionalities by implementing Erlang plugins.

This book combines information with detailed examples coupled with screenshots and diagrams to help you create a messaging application with ease.


A practical book filled with advanced recipes as well as plenty of code and real-life examples which will make your learning curve quick and easy.

Who this book is for

If you are a software developer who wants to develop distributed applications based on messaging, then this book is for you. It’s assumed that you have some experience with multithreading applications and distributed applications. You are also expected to know the basic concepts of Web and cloud applications in order to follow the recipes effectively.

Sigismondo Boschi

Sigismondo Boschi is a software developer currently involved in projects of messaging and networking distributed applications.

Prior to this, he has had more than 10 years' experience working with distributed applications and message-passing paradigms. He first acquired a PhD in Computational Physical Chemistry from the University of Bologna, and then has worked in the Development of Scientific High Performance Computing Projects.

Gabriele Santomaggio

Gabriele Santomaggio has worked in the IT industry for more than 15 years. He is a developer, and very keen on middleware and distributed applications. Currently, he is working on high-performance Java applications.

He is the member of a big IT Italian community (www.indigenidigitali.com/) where he has published some posts about Amazon Web Services and message-oriented middleware (http://blog.indigenidigitali.com/tag/gabriele-santomaggio/).

He likes running and listening to jazz music.