Posted on 2006-06-21
can anyone help me out here
I have to write a server-side application that gathers data from a database and then gives that data to a Client - the Client is a VB exe
At first i was going to do this as a server-side webservice and send the data to the VB Client's endpoint (the VB Client would act as webservice)
However, this is not possible because the VB client is distributed externally.
So have thought about programming sockets. The server-side java code will send the data to the opened socket & port. The VB exe Client listens on that socket & port to collect it
Is this a plausible solution? What else could we think of doing?
Any help much appreciated