Chapter 3. Getting started

This chapter guides you through the steps to set up your environment and run a simple messaging program.

3.1. Prerequisites

  • You must complete the installation procedure for your environment.
  • You must have an AMQP 1.0 message broker listening for connections on interface localhost and port 5672. It must have anonymous access enabled. For more information, see Starting the broker.
  • You must have a queue named examples. For more information, see Creating a queue.

3.2. Running Hello World on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

The Hello World example creates a connection to the broker, sends a message containing a greeting to the examples queue, and receives it back. On success, it prints the received message to the console.

Change to the examples directory and run the helloworld.js example.

$ cd <install-dir>/node_modules/rhea/examples
$ node helloworld.js
Hello World!

3.3. Running Hello World on Microsoft Windows

The Hello World example creates a connection to the broker, sends a message containing a greeting to the examples queue, and receives it back. On success, it prints the received message to the console.

Change to the examples directory and run the helloworld.js example.

> cd <install-dir>/node_modules/rhea/examples
> node helloworld.js
Hello World!