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Pro NuGet by Xavier Decoster, Maarten Balliauw

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Understanding Protocols

Let’s have a look at Wikipedia’s definition for a protocol:

A communications protocol is a system of digital message formats and rules for exchanging those messages in or between computing systems and in telecommunications. A protocol may have a formal description.

Protocols may include signaling, authentication and error detection and correction capabilities.

Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_protocol

If we break down the definition for a protocol, there are two important concepts to note: exchanging messages and formal description. When you think of NuGet, it supports exactly that: NuGet provides a means of exchanging messages through the use of a feed containing packages. These feeds conform to ...

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