Entries by Christian Holtfurth

Mapping AMQP 0-9-1 Semantics onto Publish/Subscribe Messaging

Have you ever needed to map AMQP 0-9-1 semantics onto pub/sub style messaging? Or wondered if you could even do that?

Those of you working with AMQP know that versions pre-dating 1.0 describe a very different messaging style than most messaging systems. AMQP 0-9-1 (which predates the Oasis AMQP 1.0 standard,  is used by RabbitMQ, and is the model I’ll be referring to here) revolves around exchanges and queues. Every message sent is being published to an exchange, and every message received is being delivered from a queue. In order to have any messages forwarded to queues, you have to bind them to the exchange that you want to receive messages from.


AMQP 0-9-1 also knows different types of exchanges, which influences how messages are being forwarded from exchanges to queues. There’s direct, fan-out, topic and header exchanges, plus you can write your own plug-in exchange with a custom routing algorithm.… Read the rest