This week's book giveaway is in the Other Open Source APIs forum. We're giving away four copies of Storm Applied and have Sean Allen, Peter Pathirana & Matthew Jankowski on-line! See this thread for details.
hi frienz! 1. I would like to know about how to develop a chat application using RMI and Servlets. 2. I would like to know the advantages of developing such an application over a chat application developed using an applet as a client and a server using sockets. Kris.
What a coincidence, one of the permutations of a chat application in my book uses RMI and servlets. It works just fine. Advantages over the applet approach - your client does not have to download an applet, any browser will work. With the actual chat application running as a separate process that the servlet talks to with RMI, your chat could include other clients that are not linked by HTTP. Bill ------------------ author of: