Host/Server real time data transfer

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    Host/Server real time data transfer

    Hello

    I need some help, I am a complete beginner with C++ and I am try to develop a program for the company I work for.

    What I need is two applications a host app and a server app.

    When loaded the host needs to search for all available servers and show a list to choose from. It will then need to send and receive data to and from the server in real time.

    When loaded the server needs to broadcast its location so the host app can locate it. It then needs to receive from the host app, process it and send it back in real time.

    I would like to have this run on both Windows 7 x32 and x64.

    I do not want someone to do all of this for me as I want to use this as a learning experience I just need some guidance. if possible I would like to use Skype or MSN to communicate.

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    Useful Links And Good Books
    Start with the "beej" tutorial.
    Download wireshark to help you with debugging.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
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    The BeeJ tutorial says internet sockets woulds they be the same for Lan/Wifi?

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    If it's got an IP address, it's all the same.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
    I support http://www.ukip.org/ as the first necessary step to a free Europe.

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    thanks, I will check it out.

    Would you be able to help me out with this? Like I said I am a complete beginner and this is a rather difficult task.

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    Why don't you ask someone at the company to help you out? Or did you misrepresent yourself to the company as an actual, skilled programmer?

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    No programmers here, and no I did not misrepresent myself.

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    OK, now I'm confused.
    There are no other programmers, and you're "a complete beginner with C++".

    So someone made a hiring decision to get a programmer, and they got you (a beginner).
    What skill do you actually have? Do you know how to program in other languages perhaps? (other languages could do this, it isn't a special property of C/C++ to be able to do this).

    And no, I'm not going to be doing a lot of work on this - that's YOUR job, you're being paid to do it.
    We offer help and advice along the way, but you're the one who's going to be doing most of the work.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
    I support http://www.ukip.org/ as the first necessary step to a free Europe.

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    No i was not hired to do this, this is just a project that I want to do. I am not asking anyone to do the work for me, I just need guidance.

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    OK, so read Beej, and get to the point where you have a simple client/server that can ping each other.

    But for the first 3 to 6 months, I would suggest you focus on finding some good books on C++ (since you're a beginner).
    http://rudbek.com/books.html
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
    I support http://www.ukip.org/ as the first necessary step to a free Europe.

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