By Alvaro Videla and Jason J.W. Williams
In RabbitMQ speak, a node is an Erlang node running an Erlang application. Don’t get scared off by the mention of Erlang; you don’t need to be an Erlang aficionado to understand what’s going on. It’s very similar to what happens with the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). This article, based on chapter 3 of RabbitMQ in Action, shows you how to start and stop nodes in RabbitMQ.

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