[zeromq-dev] AOSA book

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Fri Jun 10 16:09:34 CEST 2011

Hi Fabien,

> I think the best chapter I read until now address both aspect.  The
> BDB chapter is a very good example as such, as well as the Eclipse
> chapter.  For me, libzmq is remarkable for two basic architectural
> aspect:  The broker less, simple API design, which is the most
> "communal" aspect of it and quite revolutionnary by itself ( what if
> ffmpeg or gstreamer would have strive to reach the same goal ?  That
> would have been awesome ! ).  The other is the multithread/lock-free
> architecture, which is quite an achievement by itself and reserve a
> small section by itself.  The termination process, the future plugin
> architecture for device and the SP standardization also worth some
> mentions at least.
> Brief, I think the audience for this book await for some technical
> stuff, but I clearly agree with you that the open source nature of the
> project is a major influence to it.

I'll have a look at other AOSA chapters and maybe try to write something 
down. It sounds like a good idea -- explaining top-level architectural 
concepts of the thing rather than minutiae we tend to discuss here on 
the daily basis.


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