What is Hutch?
Hutch is a Ruby library for enabling asynchronous inter-service communication in a service-oriented architecture, using RabbitMQ.
Hutch is a tool in the Message Queue category of a tech stack.
Hutch is an open source tool with 724 GitHub stars and 105 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Hutch's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like Hutch?
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- A simple way to define consumers (queues are automatically created and bound to the exchange with the appropriate binding keys)
- An executable and CLI for running consumers (akin to rake resque:work)
- Automatic setup of the central exchange
- Sensible out-of-the-box configuration (e.g. durable messages, persistent queues, message acknowledgements)
- Management of queue subscriptions
- Rails integration
- Configurable exception handling
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Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well.
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