The ability to create network-aware applications opens a whole new world for software developers. In the past, most applications performed their designated task by utilizing the resources available on the local machine. Today, many applications benefit from being more cooperative, by communicating with each other over a network. The advances in Internet technology only reinforce this trend, allowing applications to communicate throughout the world. Writing network-aware applications can be a challenging task. You need to learn and program to a network Application Programming Interface (API) that was designed in the past. Although extremely powerful, this API is suited to C or C++ development environments, and not to today's advanced development environments, like Microsoft Visual Basic. This is where the Coalesys Winsock Library enters. The Winsock Library brings this powerful ability to today's development environments. It is specifically designed to operate in such environments, by conforming to Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM) Specification. Furthermore, the Winsock Library is designed to be easy to use, focusing on Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), which is in widespread use. The Winsock Library allows a much larger audience to take advantage of the power to creating network-aware applications, and lessens the learning curve for achieving this goal.
|License||Free to try|
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|Operating System||Windows 98 Windows 2003 Windows XP Windows Windows NT Windows 2000|