Chapter 12. Smart Rabbits: extending RabbitMQ


This chapter covers

  • Installing RabbitMQ plugins
  • A review of interesting plugins
  • Implementing your own custom exchange plugin


At this point you’ve learned how to use RabbitMQ as an AMQP message broker using what comes out of the box. In chapter 8 you saw that some customization was required in order to have an easier way to manage the broker. You enabled the Management plugin, which includes a slick web interface that adds a bunch of functionality to the server. The process of enabling the plugin is simple: you run a single command at the shell, rabbitmq-plugins enable rabbitmq_management, and the plugin is ready to use. Taking that into account, wouldn’t it be nice if you could add custom ...

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