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Chapter 4. Examples

This chapter demonstrates the use of AMQ JavaScript through example programs.

See the Rhea examples for more sample programs. Note that some of the sample programs there require the minimist package in order to parse command-line options.

4.1. Sending messages

This client program connects to a server using <connection-url>, creates a sender for target <address>, sends a message containing <message-body>, closes the connection, and exits.

Example: Sending messages

"use strict";

var rhea = require("rhea");
var url = require("url");

if (process.argv.length !== 5) {
    console.error("Usage: send.js <connection-url> <address> <message-body>");
    process.exit(1);
}

var conn_url = url.parse(process.argv[2]);
var address = process.argv[3];
var message_body = process.argv[4];

var container = rhea.create_container();

container.on("sender_open", function (event) {
    console.log("SEND: Opened sender for target address '" +
                event.sender.target.address + "'");
});

container.on("sendable", function (event) {
    var message = {
        "body": message_body
    };

    event.sender.send(message);

    console.log("SEND: Sent message '" + message.body + "'");

    event.sender.close();
    event.connection.close();
});

var opts = {
    host: conn_url.hostname,
    port: conn_url.port || 5672
};

var conn = container.connect(opts);
conn.open_sender(address);

Running the example

To run the example program, copy it to a local file and invoke it using the node command.

$ node send.js amqp://localhost queue1 hello

4.2. Receiving messages

This client program connects to a server using <connection-url>, creates a receiver for source <address>, and receives messages until it is terminated or it reaches <count> messages.

Example: Receiving messages

"use strict";

var rhea = require("rhea");
var url = require("url");

if (process.argv.length !== 4 && process.argv.length !== 5) {
    console.error("Usage: receive.js <connection-url> <address> [<message-count>]");
    process.exit(1);
}

var conn_url = url.parse(process.argv[2]);
var address = process.argv[3];
var desired = 0;
var received = 0;

if (process.argv.length === 5) {
    desired = parseInt(process.argv[4]);
}

var container = rhea.create_container();

container.on("receiver_open", function (event) {
    console.log("RECEIVE: Opened receiver for source address '" +
                event.receiver.source.address + "'");
});

container.on("message", function (event) {
    var message = event.message;

    console.log("RECEIVE: Received message '" + message.body + "'");

    received++;

    if (received == desired) {
        event.receiver.close();
        event.connection.close();
    }
});

var opts = {
    host: conn_url.hostname,
    port: conn_url.port || 5672
};

var conn = container.connect(opts);
conn.open_receiver(address);

Running the example

To run the example program, copy it to a local file and invoke it using the python command.

$ node receive.js amqp://localhost queue1