[Chicago-talk] Interfacing to a Java pgm with API

Steven Lembark lembark at jeeves.wrkhors.com
Thu Oct 9 18:03:33 CDT 2003

--On Thursday, October 09, 2003 07:46:56 -0500 Jay Strauss <me at heyjay.com> 

> The more I've been reading, and the more I understand about the API, I'm
> leaning toward Java.pm.  The API does use sockets, and someone did build
> an example using IO::Socket.  He had to read the C++ code and
> reverse-engineer the calls.  I think it would be better to use their API
> (especially since its still in a state of change), and use some glue to
> talk to it.
> The vendor's architecture is: Remote Server <---> Client App <----> Custom
> App (using API)
> As I understand from the vendor's message boards they routinely change the
> Server & Client & API to fix bugs and add new functionality.

Then why use Java.pm? The socket interface should be enough -- and
an excellent exercise in working with sockets.

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