Originally Posted by sdturner02
Dude, this is such a generic explanation, it's hard to give any helpful input without anything else. I get that you probably don't want to provide a lot of specifics, but you're going to have to give a little more than this for anyone to be able to give any helpful input.
If you're just asking if this is possible, the answer is obviously yes. If you want more input, we need a few more details.
Not a problem, thanks anyway... I was thinking that before I started down this path that someone might warn me - "Hey, I had to do the same type of thing, but I ran into problems X, Y, and Z. And I wish I would've done this..." (I was thinking about issues with security mostly, but also thought someone just might know a shrink-wrapped solution to prototype things like this).
I've done some very basic client/server stuff in the past, but it was always just communication over sockets with some homebrewed API... I talked to someone, though, and he said design a RESTful API for your clients to talk to your server, and I had no idea really what that meant. I knew very little about the webby world.
But I've read a ton online, got a book, started implementing, and I have things at a very early "proof-of-concept" stage. I'm comfortable now that I can proceed like this, and really don't need any additional input here.