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RSMQ

A lightweight message queue for Node.js that requires no dedicated queue server. Just a Redis server.
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What is RSMQ?

tl;dr: If you run a Redis server and currently use Amazon SQS or a similar message queue you might as well use this fast little replacement. Using a shared Redis server multiple Node.js processes can send / receive messages.
RSMQ is a tool in the Message Queue category of a tech stack.
RSMQ is an open source tool with 1.7K GitHub stars and 126 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to RSMQ's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses RSMQ?

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Pros of RSMQ
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Simple, does one thing well
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Comes with a visibility timeout feature similar to AWS
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Written in TypeScript
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Written in Coffeescript
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Backed by Redis

RSMQ's Features

  • Lightweight: Just Redis and ~500 lines of javascript.
  • Guaranteed delivery of a message to exactly one recipient within a messages visibility timeout.
  • Received messages that are not deleted will reappear after the visibility timeout.
  • Test coverage
  • Optional RESTful interface via rest-rsmq

RSMQ Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to RSMQ?
Amazon SQS
Transmit any volume of data, at any level of throughput, without losing messages or requiring other services to be always available. With SQS, you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available messaging cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use.
RabbitMQ
RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
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