[zeromq-dev] Excel RTD, etc.

Shahbaz Chaudhary schaudhary at genghisfund.com
Tue Sep 2 21:15:35 CEST 2008

Martin, Pieter,
Thanks for your responses.  I fundamentally misunderstood this project.
I thought it was another, faster, implementation of AMQP, no more, no

In my environment, I have producers/consumers communicating through C#,
Java, Excel...certainly C++ as we grow.

In any case, my RTD code is at this location:
(look at the code in the attached files, not the code in the message)

This was my first real C# project and it has a critical missing feature:
it doesn't know how to handle excel-timeouts very well.

Implementation of an RTD server basically involves implementing the
IRtdServer COM interface.  I did the implementation in C#, which
required jumping through a few hoops.  C++ programmers will probably
have an easier time of it.

-----Original Message-----
From: pieterh at gmail.com [mailto:pieterh at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Pieter
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Subject: Re: [zeromq-dev] Preliminary results of voting

On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 6:31 PM, Shahbaz Chaudhary
<schaudhary at genghisfund.com> wrote:

> I have mainly been using the Java broker from the Qpid project.  I
> submitted an RTD server for their broker, although it is nowhere near
> production ready (I'm not a C#/windows programmer).

Shahbaz, what's actually involved in making a RTD server?  Can you
provide more details about what you wrote and what it needs in terms
of messaging?

0MQ does not run on AMQP, it uses a much simpler, and faster protocol.
 In many respects 0MQ *is* the API since it's a peer-to-peer model,
where all the intelligence sits in the client API.  It can also be
used to make brokers but they are then just a kind of application.

So there's no way in 0MQ to reuse the APIs from RabbitMQ or OpenAMQ,
but the other way around could work nicely - 0MQ as a high-speed
extension for those APIs.


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