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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what is says on the tin :)
If you know nothing about rabbit-mq and have dabbled with javascript then this is the book to go for. Rabbit-MQ is a vast topic and the fact that this book covers basic, intermediate and advanced topics with code samples(available on github) for nodejs makes it a wonderful quick hit to get you started. I have been doing rabbit-mq for years now and the problem for me was...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very lacking
It's book is okay, although the majority of information in this book is available in the docs

Would have been good if the book had more practical example in the real world

Eg how to set up consumer scripts to get them to run at boot time, and examples of consume scripts that are configured to continually poll the server

Is not a start to...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what is says on the tin :), 19 Jun 2013
This review is from: Instant RabbitMQ Messaging Application Development How-to (Paperback)
If you know nothing about rabbit-mq and have dabbled with javascript then this is the book to go for. Rabbit-MQ is a vast topic and the fact that this book covers basic, intermediate and advanced topics with code samples(available on github) for nodejs makes it a wonderful quick hit to get you started. I have been doing rabbit-mq for years now and the problem for me was the learning process right at the beginning. Also noteworthy that rabbit-mq supports many many languages. So if nodejs is not for there are options.

Another comment about this book talks about start/up scripts and polling, I would ignore that as rabbit-mq does not poll at all - lol :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rapid Rabbit, 19 Jun 2013
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It's so easy to get carried away by introductions when trying to explain things in our field. The book promised one thing. By the end of it you will be able to use RabbitMQ in your projects and it certainly delivers what's promised. The author makes you dive in straight away, so make sure you have a computer nearby. RabbitMQ isn't a huge topic for the daily user. You don't need to spend chapters on AMQP and the history of human communication. You would want a clear and concise head start on the technology in the shortest possible time. That's what I got from the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good concise book, but I'd have liked a little more detail, 27 Jun 2013
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This is a review of the book "Instant RabbitMQ Messaging Application Development How-to" by Andrew Keig, in the "Instant" series ("Short, Fast, Focussed") by Packt Pubiishing.

Disclaimer: I was given this book for review by Packt Publishing. My opinions are, however, my own.

http://www.packtpub.com/rabbitmq-messaging-application-development/book

The book starts with "What can RabbitMQ do for you?", moves on to installation, and then runs through an example usage of an e-commerce shop, adding in more complexity through various examples.

All the code is written in Node.js; if you don't already know this, you may find getting your head round the event-driven model used by Node.js to be a distraction from learning about RabbitMQ.

The installation section talks through setting up both RabbitMQ and the Node.js systems; also mentions the RabbitMQ CLI and web UI tools.

The examples run through the usages of all the various AMQP concepts of brokers, exchanges, queues and bindings. These concepts are the most complicated aspect of programming RabbitMQ in your system; I'd have appreciated more detail about when and why you would choose one kind of exchange over another; why you would use one kind of binding. But I appreciate that within the space constraints of the book, this may not have been possible.

The author finishes with an interesting last chapter "Go Forth and Multiply" of further topics for consideration, including a useful last section on architecture and performance choices.

In summary, I thought the book was good value for its price. I would read more by this author, and I would especially be interested in a larger or followup book containing more detail on the "why" part of using RabbitMQ, rather than the "how"; I think he would have a lot of useful material to share.

PLUS POINTS:

- A concise run-through setting up and designing for a reliable, distributed system which used the RabbitMQ messaging system
- As an existing RabbitMQ developer, I found it interesting and I learnt from it
- It's well written
- Good value

MINUS POINTS:
- The title is a bit of a mouthful, especially for a book in the "Instant" series ("Short, Fast, Focussed").
- The book description should mention its reliance on Node.js for all code examples
- More detail needed on AMQP principles: exchanges, bindings, queues. When to choose which sort?
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very lacking, 18 Jun 2013
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It's book is okay, although the majority of information in this book is available in the docs

Would have been good if the book had more practical example in the real world

Eg how to set up consumer scripts to get them to run at boot time, and examples of consume scripts that are configured to continually poll the server

Is not a start to finish walk through of rabbit, just some basic example and a few snippets of useful information
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