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Diligent work queue for Node.js.


Crane is a message queue middleware layer for Node. Applications can be constructed by using middleware and defining routes.

This architecture has been proven effective by Express, which provides HTTP middleware. Crane adopts this approach, repurposing it for use with message queues, allowing workers to be built quickly and easily, using patterns familiar to Node.js developers.

$ npm install crane
var crane = require('crane');
var app = crane();'tasks/email', function(msg, next) {
  console.log('sending email to: ' +;

Adapters are used to connect to message queues, receiving messages and dispatching those messages to the application for processing.

The following table lists commonly used strategies:

Adapter Developer
AMQP Jared Hanson
$ npm install
$ make test

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