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Peer-to-Peer with VB .NET

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introducing Peer-to-Peer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matthew Macdonald
      Pages 3-21
    3. Matthew Macdonald
      Pages 23-31
  3. Peer-to-Peer with a Coordination Server

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Matthew Macdonald
      Pages 35-69
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      Pages 71-111
    4. Matthew Macdonald
      Pages 113-145
    5. Matthew Macdonald
      Pages 147-186
  4. Peer-to-Peer with a Discovery Server

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Matthew Macdonald
      Pages 189-214
    3. Matthew Macdonald
      Pages 215-240
    4. Matthew Macdonald
      Pages 241-286
    5. Matthew Macdonald
      Pages 287-302
  5. Advanced Peer-to-Peer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Matthew Macdonald
      Pages 305-333
    3. Matthew Macdonald
      Pages 335-363
    4. Matthew Macdonald
      Pages 365-394
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 395-412

About this book


Peer-to-peer (P2P) proponents claim that their technology holds the keys to building virtual supercomputers, sharing vast pools of knowledge, and creating self-sufficient communities on the Internet. Peer-to-Peer with VB .NET explores how these design ideas can be integrated into existing .NET applications.

This book is an honest assessment of P2P and .NET. It doesn't just explain how to create P2P applications—it examines the tradeoffs that professional developers will encounter with .NET and P2P. It also considers several different approaches (Remoting, .NET networking, etc.) rather than adopting one fixed technology, and includes detailed examples of several popular P2P application types (messenger, file sharer, and distributed task manager).


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About the authors

Matthew MacDonald is an author,educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He isthe author of more than a dozen books about .NET programming. In a dimly-remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics.

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From the reviews:

"The value of this book is in explaining, or attempting to explain, the idea and how to implement it. … This book succeeds in outlining how to go about solving the problems using VB.NET and .NET in general. There are some useful examples and lots of descriptions … . If you want to be on the cutting edge of a new technology then this book provides a practical approach." (Mike James, Visual Systems Journal, April, 2004)