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STOMP for JavaScript apps (Web browser & node.js)


This library provides a STOMP client for Web browser (using Web Sockets) or node.js applications (either using raw TCP sockets or Web Sockets).

The library file is located in lib/stomp.js (a minified version is available in lib/stomp.min.js). It does not require any dependency (except WebSocket support from the browser or an alternative to WebSocket!)

Online documentation describes the library API (including the annotated source code).

Install the 'stompjs' module

$ npm install stompjs

In the node.js app, require the module with:

var Stomp = require('stompjs');

To connect to a STOMP broker over a TCP socket, use the Stomp.overTCP(host, port) method:

var client = Stomp.overTCP('localhost', 61613);

To connect to a STOMP broker over a WebSocket, use instead the Stomp.overWS(url) method:

var client = Stomp.overWS('ws://localhost:61614');

For development (testing, building) the project requires node.js. This allows us to run tests without the browser continuously during development (see cake watch).

$ npm install

To build JavaScript from the CoffeeScript source code:

$ cake build

To run tests:

$ cake test

To continuously run tests on file changes:

$ cake watch
  • Make sure you have a running STOMP broker which supports the WebSocket protocol (see the documentation)
  • Open in your web browser the project's test page
  • Check all tests pass

The project contains examples for using stomp.js to send and receive STOMP messages from a server directly in the Web Browser or in a WebWorker.