Open Source UK, Thursday, 19th May 2011
The adoption of the AMQP 1‧0 specification depends upon fast and reliable open source clients. Eamon Walshe, started working on such a client a few weeks ago and while his work is still unfinished, today we have released the source code of this initial work.
Eamon has written C Clients in the past for AMQP. In a previous post he wrote about how he developed a client that supports the 0‐8 and 0‐9‐1 versions of the specification for an embedded device. libamqp is a complete departure from this work and only supports the AMQP 1‧0 specification.
By releasing libamqp under the open source Apache License 2.0 we are asking the AMQP developer community to join us and contribute to the project. Once this C Client is complete we want to engage developers in the Ruby, perl, PHP, python and other various langage communities to write wrappers too. If you are interested in getting involved please join the libamqp mailing list or contribute at github.