Inter-Application Communication on Windows

viktoras didziulis viktoras at ekoinf.net
Wed Feb 13 13:08:26 CST 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?..

Viktoras

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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