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I have written a program that off loads 4 different records from a serial device, that part works great.
I am wondering on an approach for updating a web page, email, twitter, ftp, GUI, etc. I thought of using the Observer model but not sure if that is the best approach.
Two of the records get updated every 2.5 seconds, 1 record gets updated every 5 minutes (could be every minute) and the forth record is updated about every 5 minutes plus or minus.
The each record is defined in their own class and updated as needed, I thought the best approach would be to notify other processes that the record was updated, have those processes grab the data and to their part.