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I write only about funny animals

The rabbit is out of the hat: I'm indeed working on a new book. It's called "RabbitMQ Essentials" and is published by PackT Publishing. Yes, you're reading right, after Mule, it's now RabbitMQ's turn! Clearly, I'm specializing in writing about animal-named technologies.


Why writing yet another book about RabbitMQ? After all, there are already several very excellent books on the subject out there. I think Ross Mason gave the best answer to this question on Twitter:



Let me further articulate the reasons why I decided to embark on this new book project while the ink on Mule in Action is still wet:

  • RabbitMQ is a great piece of open source technology and I think it can use all the coverage it can get. From the get go, RabbitMQ has been built with the idea to make things right: it's a breeze to install and configure. Adding extra plug-ins is a no-brainer. It's enterprise-grade software without the enterprise kludge. Moreover, AMQP is one of the rare messaging protocol that is truly interoperable so it too deserves to be discussed again and again.
  • It's 2014 and surprisingly many developers still don't have a good grasp of messaging concepts. Beyond covering RabbitMQ, I'm covering more general principles around building distributed applications that leverage messaging as a decoupling agent. In the book, I'm sharing the love for everything asynchronous!
  • I love to write not only code but about coding as well. I'm not an outdoor person by any stretch of imagination, so this new book is a perfect project for the gloomy and wet winter that we get in the Pacific North-West.
The book will be short and easy to read. Its style will be conversational, with lots of questions asked to the reader. It won't be an in-depth coverage of any particular feature of RabbitMQ but will instead give a broad coverage of the broker, the AMQP protocol and some of the custom extensions added to it. The book will contain lots of code (Java, Ruby, Python) and will be articulated about the coding journey of a fictitious company that starts using RabbitMQ and see it multiply... and multiply...

Hopefully you'll enjoy this journey too and will learn a few things while reading RabbitMQ Essentials. You can pre-order your copy right from PackT's website.


Now what could be the next animal I could write about?

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David Dossot has worked as a software engineer and architect for more than 14 years. He is a co-author of Mule in Action and is the project despot of the JCR Transport and a member of the Mule Community Committee. He is the project lead of NxBRE, an open source business rules engine for the .NET platform (selected for O'Reilly's Windows Developer Power Tools). He is also a judge for the Jolt Product Excellence Awards and has written several articles for SD Magazine. He holds a Production Systems Engineering Diploma from ESSTIN.