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AMQP driven micro services for node.


This library aims to simplify building queue based services in nodejs using AMQP. It simplifies getting started and provides some out of the box monitoring / admin for these services.


Don't use it in production, early adopters and hackers are welcome, the API is still in a state of flux as we work on evolving some of the core features.


To build a new service we just create the service and pass in our handler(s).

var svcs = require('svcs');
var container = svcs();
// override the default amqpUrl 
var amqpUrl = process.env.AMQP_URL || config.amqp.url;
container.set('amqpUrl', amqpUrl);
function onErr(err) {
    console.warn('error processing message', err);
// add a route which will process messages for the given routing key 
// the attribute :gatewayId will be replaced with * when passed to bindQueue 
container.route('$', {queue: 'gw_events', errorHandler: onErr}, function handler(msg){
    var gatewayId = msg.params.gatewayId;

There are a couple of modules which can be added to the container.

This is a simple JSON decoder which will convert the payload of the incoming AMQP messages to JSON when the messages contentType is set to application/json.


This will send per routingKey statistics to a statsd server using the increment function.



  • Add locals to enable connection pools to be tied in and available to the msg, this probably should be done by a middleware module later.
  • Need to rework configuration and decide where the defaults should live.
  • Need to review jobs as the api is pretty average at the moment.
  • More testing..

Copyright (c) 2013 Mark Wolfe released under the MIT license.