Re: RPC stuff

2001-03-09 Thread Dominic Mitchell

On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 02:54:23PM -, Jonathan Peterson wrote:
 What's the best way forward for RPC / distributed Perl stuff? I don't need
 anything super complicated, but RPC::Simple seems to want to use Tk ?!

I've just been doing stuff in PlRPC and it works quite well.  It's based
on sockets and Storable.pm, so it's quite lightweight.  It also plays
nicely with OO, so it's pretty easy to retrofit onto an existing class
library, with a small amount of effort.

The docs aren't up to much, though.  And you'll need something else if
you want to have non-perl solutions calling your servers.  As was
mentioned elsewhere, the SOAP::Lite module appears to be very popular
for this purpose, although if you really want to, you could take the
heavyweight route and use something like CORBA::ORBit.

-Dom



Re: RPC stuff

2001-03-09 Thread Paul Sharpe

On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Dominic Mitchell wrote:

I've used Frontier::Client in production FWIW.

Cheers,

paul

 On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 02:54:23PM -, Jonathan Peterson wrote:
  What's the best way forward for RPC / distributed Perl stuff? I don't need
  anything super complicated, but RPC::Simple seems to want to use Tk ?!
 
 I've just been doing stuff in PlRPC and it works quite well.  It's based
 on sockets and Storable.pm, so it's quite lightweight.  It also plays
 nicely with OO, so it's pretty easy to retrofit onto an existing class
 library, with a small amount of effort.
 
 The docs aren't up to much, though.  And you'll need something else if
 you want to have non-perl solutions calling your servers.  As was
 mentioned elsewhere, the SOAP::Lite module appears to be very popular
 for this purpose, although if you really want to, you could take the
 heavyweight route and use something like CORBA::ORBit.
 
 -Dom
 

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RPC stuff

2001-03-08 Thread Jonathan Peterson

What's the best way forward for RPC / distributed Perl stuff? I don't need
anything super complicated, but RPC::Simple seems to want to use Tk ?!




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Re: RPC stuff

2001-03-08 Thread Dean S Wilson

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What's the best way forward for RPC / distributed Perl stuff? I don't
need
anything super complicated, but RPC::Simple seems to want to use Tk
?!


XML-RPC and SOAP are both interesting at the mo.

Homepage
http://www.xmlrpc.org/

XML-RPC perl tutorial.
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/ws-xpc1/?dwzone=ws

SOAP::Lite tutorial.
http://home.cnet.com/webbuilding/0-7704-8-4874769-1.html

Although neither are really my field.

Dean (Must stay on topic...)
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