[zeromq-dev] suggestion for two more Guide examples

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Mon Feb 27 22:29:33 CET 2012

So the full list of topics still planned for the Guide is:
heartbeating, credit-based flow control, reliable pipelines, presence
& discovery using UDP, bridging (like VTX), file transfer, security,
and serialization.


On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 3:14 PM, MinRK <benjaminrk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Two fairly general questions come up pretty often that aren't covered by the
> Guide, and might warrant inclusion:
> 1. message structure and serialization
> The answer is usually "just define your own protocol", but a simple example
> that actually does this, and showing serialization of a message-as-dict via
> JSON or some such would be useful to point to.  Perhaps including the
> zeromq-specific notion that a Message is a *sequence* of blobs, with an
> example that sends a metadata struct + zero-copy send of a buffer.
> 2. multi-message protocols
> Another common question is "how do I send large files with zeromq?" An
> example protocol for chunking a file into multiple messages would also be
> instructive.  Discussion of this example could also hammer home the notion
> that all segments of a message are sent together, explaining why you
> wouldn't send a file as a single multipart message.
> -MinRK
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