While writing one simple chat application i got one doubt . Suppose ,if i am chatting with single person ,i will establish socket connection with that client and send message to that client to particular port.Once i finsh chat i will close socket connection.
Now if i want to chat with more people say 100 people(just an example) at a time .then is it good to create 100 different socket connection?
Where as in database we normally use Connection pool,so i can reuse already created object.Do we have same think in socket connection?
I have a doubt because in database we are connection to one single databae ,so i can reuse already created one.But for doing chat i may have to connect to different IP address and port .
If number of clent increase socket connection also increases ..so i think there will be performance drawback in this application.Can any one of you tell me how to overcome this problem
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