notifications system using "the files"? bad idea?

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 22:06:14 EDT 2017


If things don't work as well as you like, and you decide to go with
sockets, (and you are ok with running a small server process)  chatrev is
cool, is already built, and should be easy to modify to do what you want.
(Its already set to distribute messages from clients to the server then out
to the rest of the clients who are attached)  You'd just need to adjust
what you want it to do with the messages...

On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 7:57 PM, Tom Glod via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> i understand.  Thats exactly what I am I am going with ease of
> implementation.
>
> the list of files would be obtained using "the files" function of livecode
> ..... from a mapped drive on a LAN.
>
> Thats what I am thinking.........  it should all be ok ...... i hope the OS
> caches to memory the folder lists that are most often read.
>
> I'm gonna give it a shot using this file system method rather than another
> database.
>
> my problem is being able to stress and scale test my system ..... i just
> don't know how to simulate network conditions ... it all works perfect with
> 10 people on 2 machines........but after that .....who knows...... i'm
> gonna find out thats for sure.
>
> Thanks for everyone's input.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 9:38 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
> > So you would be using sockets to send a list of 1 or more file names
> > (notifications) across the network to other computers?
> >
> > If so, I am not sure there is any significant performance difference
> > than having the notifications in a database.
> >
> > The only practical difference may be the ease of implementation
> > depending of your expertise with SQL databases or not.
> >
> > Since I assume it is your application that will received file lists from
> > other computers and write them to a user notification folder as well as
> > fetch 'the files' from that folder to check for messages, I don't think
> > you could ever run into any issues where the directory is being written
> > to at the same time it is being read. Even if, the OS essentially
> > handles that for you.
> >
> >
> >
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