[Nottingham] Easy network programming

Booth Chris Chris.Booth at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri May 11 11:58:33 BST 2007

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Chris Booth. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: nottingham-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk 
> [mailto:nottingham-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk] On Behalf Of 
> Joshua Lock
> Sent: 10 May 2007 21:08
> To: NLUG
> Subject: [Nottingham] Easy network programming
> Evening all,
> I'm looking for a little advice on network programming.
> My intent is to start a little project that involves a client 
> posing as a host and other clients connecting to it. The 
> clients will each send messages (text) and hopefully interact 
> through some whiteboard like area where images can be 
> displayed, annotated etc.
> My (main) problem is that I have no idea how to handle 
> connections over the internets; I did something similar with 
> Java sending plain text messages at Uni a couple years back 
> but that was all LAN based so I'm not sure if/how that scales.
> The advice I'm seeking then, is frameworks to enable me to 
> achieve my goals. The final software will need to be cross 
> platform and I'd probably prefer a higher level language to 
> enable me to rattle it out quicker and above all it's must be 
> easy to use.
> I eagerly await your advice,
> Thanks!
> - J
> --
> Joshua Lock
> incandescant at gmail.com

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