There is an excellent tutorial on RabbitMQ, however, I thought it lacked detailed steps on installation and setup of RabbitMQ server and Pika Python client. I would like to share the steps on MacOS.
Installing and Running RabbitMQ
RabbitMQ is available in homebrew
brew install rabbitmq
once installed, run the server
verify RabbitMQ is running
http://localhost:15672/ should give a login prompt, login using guest/guest
Install python if you don't already have it,
brew install python
The Python formula comes with Pip and setuptools, check
sudo pip install pika=0.9.8
I also ran
sudo easy_install pika
it pulls-in additional packages for pika.
That is it, you should be able to use Pika in your python programs.
You should be all set now and can start with the RabbitMQ tutorial.