[rabbitmq-discuss] Why Celery?

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Mon May 21 13:15:00 BST 2012

On 20 May 2012, at 19:07, mrtn wrote:

> I finished reading through the rabbitmq tutorials here, and later found out people very often associate celery with rabbitmq.
> From the tutorials, it seems that we don't have to use celery to process the messages in the queues (i.e. emptying them). However, someone on SO says that: 'If you don't have a celeryd process running, you'll just be adding tasks to the queue, but never emptying it', which I doubt is true. In the tutorials, a consumer/worker program listens to the queue, and process messages as they arrive, without using celery.
> So my questions: what's the added-value celery brings to rabbitmq, and what are the common use cases of it?
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