[zeromq-dev] ZeroMQ for a Real Time API

Marinho Brandao marinho at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 22:50:51 CET 2012

Thanks a lot, Joshua and Justin,

I started to test Mongrel2 and took a look at ZeroGW yesterday; they seem
cool. I will spend more time to know them and Zurl (new for me) more.

I liked the idea on fanout.io, I will take a look.

On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 8:02 PM, Justin Karneges <justin at affinix.com> wrote:

> On Sunday, December 30, 2012 01:50:10 PM Marinho Brandao wrote:
> > well, I'm new using ZeroMQ, in fact I have followed the news since the
> > first release but never used it in real cases (only testing).
> >
> > In the project I work, we have a few APIs, using OAuth2.0 and REST/JSON
> > standards, and now we are gonna create a new API for real time purposes.
> >
> > After some research on Storm, XMPP, AMQP, WebSockets, SSE, etc. I'm
> feeling
> > pretty confident ZeroMQ is the best way to make it, but I haven't seen
> > anybody talking about it anywhere I searched for.
> >
> > So, the question is: is there any trap I can't see? Why nobody is talking
> > about it?
> >
> > I know it's still a bit complicated to supply an HTTP/browser compatible
> > API over ZeroMQ, but in this my case there's no need for HTTP/browser at
> > all.
> ZeroMQ is not designed for access by third parties. Authentication,
> encryption, firewalls, and maliciously crafted packets are all problems
> you may
> face with having ZeroMQ as your point of entrance. If you want to use
> ZeroMQ
> internally (because it's awesome), you're best off gatewaying to the
> outside
> world through a standard protocol such as HTTP. The Mongrel2 and Zerogw web
> servers can be helpful in this case. Or you could do webhooks using Zurl.
> Disclaimer and self-promotion: I run fanout.io, a service that saves you
> the
> trouble of setting up this kind of thing. You might check it out.
> Justin
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Marinho Brandao
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