[zeromq-dev] Ten minute talk on #zeromq - tips

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Thu Jun 9 06:45:57 CEST 2011

Hi Gregg,

Thanks for that comment. I've added it to the page, and corrected the
error you pointed out.


On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Gregg Irwin <gregg at pointillistic.com> wrote:
> Hi Pieter,
> Thanks for the 10-minute-talk notes.
> Third paragraph, odd phrase: "you can say exactly thing"
> When explaining any tech product in summary, I tend to split my
> comments into facts and opinions; facts being bullet points, not
> always provable, and targeted at techs. I lump those together either
> at the beginning or end, depending on the audience. For example:
> * It's free and open source. The license is LGPL.
> * It grew out of lessons learned from AMQP and OpenAMQ; the brains at
>  iMatix being at the core of both.
> * There are language bindings for about 20 languages, including C/C++,
>  Java, Python, Ruby, .NET, Javascript, and more. (include languages
>  you know they may care about in this list)
> * It's a library not a daemon. If AMQP is Oracle, 0MQ is SQLite.
> * It's small (one 150K DLL on Windows), simple (only about 20 API
>  calls), and designed for robustness and performance.
> * Imagine smart sockets that support pub-sub, pipeline, and
>  request-reply messaging patterns, and atomic multipart message
>  delivery.
> That part generally takes about 30 seconds. Then I do the narrative
> part, explaining the operations and business case, and how it compares
> to alternatives. If I'm talking just to techs, we stick with the
> details and I show examples.
> So far, I've only had to explain 0MQ once and my demos were pretty
> much right out of the guide, with pub-sub+proxy, req-rep+broker, and
> parallel pipeline, showing what happens when one component stops or
> restarts.
> -- Gregg
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