AMQP-CPP is a C++ library for communicating with a RabbitMQ message broker. The library can be used to parse incoming data from a RabbitMQ server, and to generate frames that can be sent to a RabbitMQ server. This library has a layered architecture, and allows you - if you like - to completely take care of the network layer. If you want to set up and manage the network connections yourself, the AMQP-CPP library will not make a connection to RabbitMQ by itself, nor will it create sockets and/or perform IO operations. As a user of this library, you create the socket connection and implement a certain interface that you pass to the AMQP-CPP library and that the library will use for IO operations.