[rabbitmq-discuss] Introducing "AMQP 0.9.1 Model Explained"

Marek Majkowski majek04 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 10:34:29 BST 2011

Looks great, good job!


On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 10:26, Michael Klishin
<michael.s.klishin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a little announcement to make.
> As I have been using RabbitMQ for over 2 years now, I kept explaining AMQP
> Model concepts, featurse & why they exist to numerous people. After a while
> it became clear that there is simply
> no decent introduction to the protocol. There are
> * Shallow blog posts
> * http://www.rabbitmq.com/faq.html#what-is-amqp which does not really focus
> on explaining what AMQP has to offer (and, lets be honest, is written for
> CIOs/CTOs and not developers).
> * Full specification document
> None of these options is really good in my opinion. The spec is pretty good
> at explaining what features AMQP has and why it has them but reading 40 page
> long specifications is not what most people want to do
> to learn the fundamentals. I also have no way to edit rabbitmq.com content.
> So I decided to go ahead and write a 2 page long introduction that focumes
> on
> * Concepts
> * Features
> * Why those features exist (what problems do they solve)
> * Explaining what all those basic.get and queue.declare-ok really mean.
> As a result we now have a new "AMQP 0.9.1 Model Explained" in the amqp gem
> documentation guides:
> http://bit.ly/amqp-model-explained
> I ran it by a few dozens of people with AMQP knowledge ranging from 0 (some
> of them are not really software engineers) to one of the RabbitMQ team
> members (Emile Joubert) and the feed back so far is
> "this is so much better than shallow blog posts, FAQs and 40 page long
> specifications". I intentionally left out some details that are irrelevant
> for understanding high-level protocol concepts.
> This work is licensed it under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
> License that lets RabbitMQ team take any parts of this guide, edit it and
> put it to rabbitmq.com (please concult with VMware legal department first
> but this is what Creative Commons site's "Choose a license" feature
> suggested me). The source is in Textile and up on github:
> https://github.com/ruby-amqp/amqp/blob/master/docs/AMQP091ModelExplained.textile
> I hope this helps with lowering the learning curve. I will keep refining
> that document and adding more diagrams when I have some more time.
> Have a good day.
> --
> MK
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