Overview of RabbitMQ components

Before we dive into more details on the separate components of the message broker and their implementation, you can refer to Appendix A, Contributing to RabbitMQ on how to get the RabbitMQ source code so that you can review it as we move through the components and also how to install useful tools that will aid in Erlang development and RabbitMQ plugin development, in particular.

Boot component

The RabbitMQ boot component provides one of the key mechanisms in the message broker that allows the plugins to require certain steps from the RabbitMQ server in order to ensure that the components that they depend on are already loaded and it also allows the plugins to be installed and enabled in the RabbitMQ message broker. ...

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