We use protobuf in Drizzle as a mechanism to serialize information into
files on disk. We are also send some of the messages over the network -
depending on what it is.

If you need a transport mechanism, I suggest checking out setting up a
gearman server (https://edge.launchpad.net/gearmand/+download) and then
using the Java worker interface https://edge.launchpad.net/gearmanij to
send protobuf messages around.

(There are a bazillion different ways to do this, of course, this is
just one we happen to be working with a lot ourselves and one which all
of the pieces are available)


JavaSrvcs wrote:
> I can't imagine any other use than using it to send data over the
> network and use on the other end.
> In fact is this not what it was invented for (communication).
> On 30 jun, 16:07, Kenton Varda <ken...@google.com> wrote:
>> There are tons of resources on the internet and in books explaining how to
>> do network programming in Java.  Sorry, but this is really outside the scope
>> of protocol buffers.
>> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 2:46 PM, JavaSrvcs <jvsr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Is there a full compilable example (in Java) on how to do this ?
>>> What sort of service would I need to be running on a server to send
>>> data (and have the server receive and convert the flat byte array into
>>> a Java object).
>>> On Jun 30, 2:32 pm, Kenton Varda <ken...@google.com> wrote:
>>>> Protocol Buffers provides a way to convert between flat byte arrays and
>>>> structured data.  This is obviously useful for network communication, but
>>>> protocol buffers does not provide any explicit networking support.  It's
>>> up
>>>> to you to take the byte array generated by protocol buffers and send it
>>> over
>>>> the network.
>>>> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 12:45 PM, JavaSrvcs <jvsr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> I was led to believe that protocol buffers could be used for PC to PC
>>>>> communication, is there a way to do this, and if so, where can I find
>>>>> the examples?
>>>>> The example I am looking at provided writes to a file.- Ocultar texto de 
>>>>> la cita -
>> - Mostrar texto de la cita -
> > 

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