an AMQP messaging queue framework.
carrot is an AMQP messaging queue framework. AMQP is the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol, an open standard protocol for message orientation, queuing, routing, reliability and security. The aim of carrot is to make messaging in Python as easy as possible by providing a high-level interface for producing and consuming messages. At the same time it is a goal to re-use what is already available as much as possible. carrot has pluggable messaging back-ends, so it is possible to support several messaging systems. At the time of release, the py-amqplib based backend is considered suitable for production use. Several AMQP message broker implementations exists, including RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ and Apache ActiveMQ. You'll need to have one of these installed, personally we've been using RabbitMQ. Before you start playing with carrot, you should probably read up on AMQP, and you could start with the excellent article about using RabbitMQ under Python, Rabbits and warrens. For more detailed information, you can refer to the Wikipedia article about AMQP.
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