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A Cross-platform Azure Service Bus explorer

ProgrammerByDay
Senior Full-stack dev, Solution Architect, Technical Team Lead
・1 min read

If you have worked with Azure Service Bus, you know that having an explorer is essential for developers. An explorer is a tool that helps you to view messages in queues and manage them so that you can develop and test distributed systems.

PurpleExplorer is a new open-source tool that runs on any platform (Windows, macOS, Linux) and helps developers to:

  • Connect to Azure Service Bus
  • View topics and subscriptions
  • View queues
  • View active and dead-letter messages
  • View message body and its details
  • Send a new message
  • Save messages to send them quickly
  • Delete a message
  • Purge active or dead-letter messages
  • Re-submit a message from dead-letter
  • Dead-letter a message

It also saves the messages so that engineers and testers can send different messages multiple times easily. It is open-source (MIT license) available at:

https://github.com/telstrapurple/PurpleExplorer

Note that it is in Beta version now.
Hope it is helpful to you all :)

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