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0MQ - The Guide
Written by Pieter Hintjens <>, CEO iMatix Corporation.
A 0MQ socket is what you get when you take a normal TCP socket, inject it with a mix of radioactive isotopes stolen from a secret Soviet atomic research project, bombard it with 1950-era cosmic rays, and put it into the hands of a drug-addled comic book author with a badly-disguised fetish for bulging muscles clad in spandex. Yes, 0MQ sockets are the world-saving superheros of the networking world.
+------------+ +------------+
| | | | Zap!
| TCP socket +------->| 0MQ socket |
| | BOOM! | cC00 | POW!!
+------------+ +------------+
^ ^ ^
| | |
| | \---------\
| | |
| \----------\ |
Illegal | |
radioisotopes | |
from secret | |
Soviet atomic | Spandex
city |
Cosmic rays
A terrible accident...
The text of "0MQ - The Guide" is copyright (c) 2009-2012 Pieter Hintjens, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. The source code examples are licensed under MIT/X11 unless otherwise specified in the code. `z2w` is placed into the public domain.
All contributions to the Guide example source code is governed by the [C4 process](
Thanks to all the contributors, listed in CONTRIBUTORS.
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