Inter-Application Communication on Windows
viktoras at ekoinf.net
Wed Feb 13 14:08:26 EST 2008
What about the 2 applications connecting to the same sqlite database -
one updates the db, the other checks whether and how it was updated?..
Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Dave wrote:
>> I have an application that periodically creates or updates an SQLite
>> database (actually there are lots of databases (separate SQLite
>> files), but only one is worked on at a time) and then sends the
>> results to the server. This process can take upwards of 15 minutes
>> to complete. In the meantime I want to be able to still use the
>> application to do other things (such as create playlists in iTunes).
> I'd use sockets, or polling for a file. While polling a file's
> content can eat some cycles, polling for the existence of a file is
> pretty darn fast. Given the scenario you describe, where you're not
> really expecting a result for several minutes, you could probably get
> away with polling for a file every few seconds. Cheap, simple,
> reasonably efficient.
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