API calls between Apps without remoting

Hello everyone,

I am looking into how to go about performing API calls between separate applications on separate PC's (one app on one pc to the second app on another pc)without using remoting.

What I am looking to do is have a server that will communicate with a separate application running on a separate pc and perform a series of tests on the 2nd pc.

How do I go about something like this? Does anyone have any links for articles on this. There will not be any UI's. So it will all communicate to the buisness layer only.

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Jaime OlivaresSoftware ArchitectCommented:
you can do it with raw UDP communication, it works even with different platforms (Win <--> Linux)
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Daniel ReynoldsSoftware Applications Developer / IntegratorCommented:
Sounds like you want to create a socket server.(or something similar)
the following articles give an introduction to this with some examples

http://www.codeguru.com/csharp/csharp/cs_network/sockets/article.php/c7695/
http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/dottys/SocketProgDTRP11222005023030AM/SocketProgDTRP.aspx
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Daniel ReynoldsSoftware Applications Developer / IntegratorCommented:
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NewMom2BrandonAuthor Commented:
Is there any other way besides using sockets?
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Jaime OlivaresSoftware ArchitectCommented:
some other non-.net distributed library like DCOM, CORBA, or others. If you are working in .net, Remoting and Sockets are your best choices.
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