Introduction to OOP
Chapter 26: Distributed Computing :
Making it Easier to Write Client Server Systems
Java simplifies the production of client/server systems by providing ready-made library routines for
Address -- IP addresses or domain names.
Ports -- an address in a computer for creating connections
Sockets -- a connection between one computer and an address/port on another computer
Streams -- for reading from and writing to a socket.
Doesn't mean it can't be done in other languages, but Java makes it a lot easier since they have spent a lot of time giving you simple interfaces for these activities.
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