Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Which language to use? For server-client programming.

Posted on 2004-10-02
6
Medium Priority
?
247 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Hi, I'm currently doing a project which requires server-client programming and I need advice on which language I should use. I've learnt Java programming and VC++. Basically the project is about remotely 'controlling' a network of PCS using a mobile phone.

A user can power up all the PCS on the network using the Wake on Lan. A user can also select from a predetermined list of program/commands to run via the WAP site and the server sends this request to the specific PC. The need of the client is because it opensup alot of possibile functions rather then just Powering up and shutting down the PC.

0
Comment
Question by:lewin85_sg
6 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
aravindtj earned 400 total points
ID: 12207032
Ya.
 You can use Java.
 Java provides JTX API for converse with monile devices.
 J2ME also usefule for your purpose.

All the best.
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:KeithWatson
KeithWatson earned 400 total points
ID: 12208312
You may want to consider C# for the purpose, simply because it's more closely integrated with the Windows operating system than Java is (I assume it's Windows you're running on your PCs). APIs for controlling PCs will be more easily accessible through the .NET framework. C# is very similar to Java; I don't think you'll have any trouble picking it up.
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:MichaelSFuller
MichaelSFuller earned 800 total points
ID: 12209634
I would go with ASP.Net combined with your choice of languages. That way you can use a language your already familiar with C++, while your working your way into C#. No Java performanace probs either.
Look at how they did it with .Net for the remote desktop web package for XP.

Late,

Not A Coffe Drinker

0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:MichaelSFuller
MichaelSFuller earned 800 total points
ID: 12209789
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:gen718
gen718 earned 400 total points
ID: 12214279
I'd go with Java. Besides being multiplatform (in case you want to someday support Linux or Mac), it's built-in network programming capabilities make development of client server apps a breeze.

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:lewin85_sg
ID: 12218410
Thank you all.
0

Featured Post

Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya

In their most recent webinar, Skyport Systems explores ways to isolate and protect critical databases to keep the core of your company safe from harm.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Whether you’re a college noob or a soon-to-be pro, these tips are sure to help you in your journey to becoming a programming ninja and stand out from the crowd.
In real business world data are crucial and sometimes data are shared among different information systems. Hence, an agreeable file transfer protocol need to be established.
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…
Screencast - Getting to Know the Pipeline

782 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question