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stomp is a partial implementation of a STOMP client and broker.

It is unlikely this project will ever be fully completed.


There is no actual Client struct in this package; code exists but it is incomplete and commented out. The following sections describe how a stomp.Peer can be used as a low-level client, meaning it has no inbuilt features for acknowledgement, heartbeats, protocol negotiation, etc. Despite the lack of features the stomp.Peer is fairly well tested and seemingly reliable.


func Connect() (stomp.Peer, error) {var peer stomp.Peer//conn, err := tls.Dial("tcp", Address, TLSConf) // Address, TLSConf are just placeholdersif err != nil {return peer, error}//peer.R, peer.W = conn, connpeer.Start(nil) // TODO Can pass a waitgroup here.//peer.Send <- frames.Connect("user123", "s3cr3t")select {case f := <-peer.Receive:if f.Command != stomp.CommandConnected {peer.Shutdown()return peer, fmt.Errorf("main: stomp-conf-connect: expected %v but got %v", stomp.CommandConnected, f.Command)}return peer, nilcase err = <-peer.Error:peer.Shutdown()return peer, err}}


var peer stomp.Peertopics := []string{"/topic/foo","/topic/bar",}for _, t := range topics {peer.Send <- frames.Subscribe(t, "auto", "") // Auto for ack: auto}

Send Messages

f := frames.Send("/topic/foo", []byte("Hello"))f.Headers[stomp.HeaderReplyTo] = "/temp-queue/"peer.Send <- ff := frames.SendString("/topic/foo", "Goodbye")f.Headers[stomp.HeaderReplyTo] = "/temp-queue/"peer.Send <- f

Receive Messages

// This message loop ends on the first error or when a channel is closed.var peer stomp.PeerMessageLoop:for {select {case f, open := <-peer.Receive:if !open {break MessageLoop}fmt.Printf("frame: %v", f)case err, open := <-peer.Error:if !open {break MessageLoop}fmt.Printf("error: %v", err)}}

Alternate message loop:

// This message loop stays open until both channels are closed.  This may// be ideal if the error comes through while messages are still pending// on the Receive channel.var peer stomp.PeerreceiveC, errorC := peer.Receive, peer.Errorfor receiveC != nil || errorC != nil {select {case f, open := <-receiveC:if !open {receiveC = nilcontinue}fmt.Printf("frame: %v", f)case err, open := <-errorC:if !open {errorC = nilcontinue}fmt.Printf("error: %v", err)}}


The server package has a partially complete broker implementation.

Starting a broker

srv := server.Server{// Bind address.Addr: "",// Optional event channel.  If set then it must be consumed.// Events:    make(chan<- interface{}),// Optional TLS configuration.  If set then a TLS listener is created.// TLSConfig: &tls.Config{},// Optional logger.// Logger:    nil,// Optional session ID generator.// NewSessionID: func() string { ... },}err := srv.ListenAndServe() // ListenAndServe is non-blockingif err != nil {fmt.Println(err)return}defer srv.Shutdown()// TODO Wait on SigC or other quit mechanism

The server does not fully implement the STOMP protocol.

What works:

  • ✓ Server start and stop with ordered shutdown
  • ✓ Subscribe and unsubscribe

All destinations are treated as pubsub.

Missing STOMP features:

  • ⭴ Version negotiation
  • ⭴ Heartbeats
  • ⭴ ACK, NACK

Some message headers are not fully implemented. For example SUBSCRIBE can include an id header (supported) which should be sent as subscription header in MESSAGE frame (not supported).

Additionally high level broker features are missing:

  • ⭴ Authentication and/or RBAC
  • ⭴ Message expiration
  • ⭴ Client reconnect and resume
  • ⭴ Round-robin destinations (i.e. QUEUES in ActiveMQ)


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