stacks interacting over LAN? (newbie)
nrkweto03 at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 30 00:34:17 EST 2004
What I have in mind is somehow "connecting" two stacks that are running on
separate computers over a small LAN so that they interact with each other in
real time. For example, a student clicks on a button representing the letter
"A" on her computer's stack and, immediately, another student on a separate
computer's stack sees that same letter appear as well as hears a
corresponding sound file.
Now, rather than expecting an entire scripting solution (to which I of
course would not say "no"!), I'd just like some pointers in the right
direction. Where in the documentation can I learn more? What sample stacks
are there that I might tinker with? In the past I've (barely!) managed to
incorporate SQL functions into separate stacks running on a LAN, but that
was "simply" to read/write data from/to a common text file. I have no idea,
however, how to make one stack "aware" of and "reactive" to, for example,
mouse-events or global variables that are initiated by another stack.
Sockets? Pipes? Is this so complex that I'd better just give up now??
Thanks for listening.
niconiko language school (Japan)
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