Having set up RabbitMQ and familiarized yourself with the basics of managing it through both the console and the management plugin, it's time to dig in to Exchanges and Queues.
Exchanges and Queues are the core things that you will work with in RabbitMQ, allowing you to send a message through an Exchange and have it delivered to one or more Queues through bindings. Think of it like this: an Exchange is a post office. You address your letter and take it to the post office. The Queue is the mailbox of the person that will receive the letter. It is the job of the post office to deliver the mail to the recipient, without you having to know how it gets there.
In this episode, you will see that analogy expanded upon as you learn how to define a basic Exchange, Queue and a binding between them. Then you'll see how to send a message through an Exchange directly from the Management app, examining the resulting message in the Queue through the same plugin.
Having following along with the previous RabbitMQ videos, this episode will prepare you to work with RabbitMQ, using code, in the upcoming episodes.