Simple queue consumer framework that supports message dispatching.

0.8 2020-04-14 21:23 UTC

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Last update: 2024-06-15 07:15:13 UTC




composer require nimbly/syndicate

Basic usage

Create Queue instance

$queue = new Syndicate\Queue\Sqs(
    new SqsClient([
        'version' => 'latest',
        'region' => 'us-west-2'

Listen on queue

Listening is a blocking call and runs in an infinite loop. Your callback will be triggered when a new Message has arrived.

$queue->listen(function(Message $message): void {

	 *  Process the message...

	// Delete the message from Queue.


Setting a custom serializer and deserializer

By default, Syndicate assumes your messages are JSON and will attempt to auto serialize/deserialize accordingly.

However, if your messages are in some other format, you may supply your own serializer and deserializer callbacks.

The serializer is applied to all outgoing message payloads.

$queue->setSerializer(function($message): string {

    return \json_encode($message);


The deserializer callback is applied to all incoming message payloads.

For example, to handle deserializing a message payload from SQS that was forwarded by SNS, you could pass in the following deserializer callback.

$queue->setDeserializer(function($payload) {

    $payload = \json_decode($payload);

    if( \property_exists($payload, "Type") &&
        $payload->Type === "Notification" ){
        return \json_decode($payload->Message);

    return $payload;


Shutting down the Queue

You may shutdown the queue by using the shutdown() method.

The Queue instance will respond to PCNTL signals in a safe manner that will not interrupt in the middle of Message processing. You can install signal handlers in your code to cleanly and safely shutdown the service.

	function() use ($queue): void {

		Log::info("[SIGNAL] Shutting down queue.");


Routing and Dispatching

Using the Dispatcher and Router you can have your messages passed off to specific Handlers. How you route is up to you and the message format.

Commonly, a message will contain a message type or event name - these are prime candidates for keys to routing.


Create a new Router instance by passing in a \callable route resolver and an array of key and value pairs as route definitions.

Route resolver

The route resolver is responsible for taking the incoming Message instance and finding a matching route to dispatch the Message to.

The dispatcher will loop through all configured routes and call the resolver with the Message and a route.

The resolver must simple return a bool value indicating whether the message matches the given route.

Route definitions

The route definitions are an array of key/value pairs mapping any key you want to either a callable, string in the format of Full\Namespace\ClassName@methodName, or an array of the above.

$router = new Router(function(Message $message, string $routeKey): bool {

    return $message->getPayload()->eventName == $routeKey;

}, [

	'UserLoggedOff' => function(Message $message): void {
		// Do some session cleanup stuff...

	'UserRegistered' => '\App\Handlers\UserHandler@userRegistered',

    'UserClosedAccount' => [



Create a new Dispatcher instance by passing the Router instance.

$dispatcher = new Dispatcher($router);

PSR-11 Container support

The Dispatcher can accept a PSR-11 compliant ContainerInterface instance to be used during dependency resolution when dispatching a matched message to a handler.

$dispatcher = new Dispatcher(

Or you can call the setContainer method directly.


The Dispatcher will attempt to resolve any dependencies your handler requires including the Syndicate\Message instance.

Add a default handler

If the Router cannot resolve a route for the Message, the Dispatcher will attempt to pass the message off to its default handler.

The default handler can be set as a callable and accepts the Message instance.

$dispatcher->setDefaultHandler(function(Message $message): void {

    Log::critical("No route defined for {$message->getPayload()->eventName}!");


If the Message cannot be dispatched and no default handler was given, a DispatchException will be thrown.

Using the Dispatcher with the Queue

$queue->listen(function(Message $message) use ($dispatcher): void {