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Pika bus wrapper for amqp messaging with RabbitMq

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The PikaBus library is a wrapper around pika to make it easy to implement the messages, events and command pattern, as described in detail here:


  • Secure messaging with amqp enabled by default, which includes:
    • Durable and mirrored queues on all nodes.
    • Persistent messages, meaning no messages are lost after a node restart.
    • Delivery confirms with RabbitMq publisher confirms.
    • Mandatory delivery turned on by default to guarantee at least once delivery.
  • Object oriented API with short and easy-to-use interface.
  • Fault-tolerant with auto-reconnect retry logic and state recovery.


pip install PikaBus


import asyncio
import pika
import datetime
from PikaBus.abstractions.AbstractPikaBus import AbstractPikaBus
from PikaBus.PikaBusSetup import PikaBusSetup

def MessageHandlerMethod(**kwargs):
    A message handler method may simply be a method with som **kwargs.
    The **kwargs will be given all incoming pipeline data, the bus and the incoming payload.
    data: dict = kwargs['data']
    bus: AbstractPikaBus = kwargs['bus']
    payload: dict = kwargs['payload']
    if payload['reply']:
        payload['reply'] = False

# Use pika connection params to set connection details
credentials = pika.PlainCredentials('amqp', 'amqp')
connParams = pika.ConnectionParameters(

# Create a PikaBusSetup instance with a listener queue, and add the message handler method.
pikaBusSetup = PikaBusSetup(connParams,

# Start consuming messages from the queue.
consumingTasks = pikaBusSetup.StartAsync()

# Create a temporary bus to subscribe on topics and send, defer or publish messages.
bus = pikaBusSetup.CreateBus()
payload = {'hello': 'world!', 'reply': True}

# To send a message means sending a message explicitly to one receiver.
bus.Send(payload=payload, queue='myQueue')

# To defer a message means sending a message explicitly to one receiver with some delay before it is processed.
bus.Defer(payload=payload, delay=datetime.timedelta(seconds=1), queue='myQueue')

# To publish a message means publishing a message on a topic received by any subscribers of the topic.
bus.Publish(payload=payload, topic='myTopic')

input('Hit enter to stop all consuming channels \n\n')

# Wait for the consuming tasks to complete safely.
loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()

Quick Start

Clone PikaBus repo:

git clone

Start local RabbitMq instance with Docker:

docker run -d --name rabbit -e RABBITMQ_DEFAULT_USER=amqp -e RABBITMQ_DEFAULT_PASS=amqp -p 5672:5672 -p 15672:15672 rabbitmq:3-management

Open RabbitMq admin (user=amqp, password=amqp) at:


Then, run the example:

pip install PikaBus
python ./Examples/

Try restarting RabbitMq to notice how PikaBus tolerates downtime:

docker stop rabbit
docker start rabbit

Send or publish more messages to the running PikaBus consumer with:

python ./Examples/
python ./Examples/


The project is licensed under the MIT license.


This software follows Semantic Versioning

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