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REALbasic Cross-Platform Application Development by Mark Choate

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Chapter 9. Networking and Internet Programming

REALBASIC OFFERS A RICH SET OF classes for creating networked applications that use the Internet. A network consists of two or more computers that are connected to each other and can send data back and forth. A network application is one that leverages this connectivity to perform some task. Another way of saying that computers “send data back and forth” is to say that they are communicating, and “communicating” is probably a better word to describe it because the two computers aren’t just sending unrelated streams of data to each other. Instead, one computer sends some information to the other computer, and the other computer responds to that information.

It’s very much like a conversation between ...

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