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Client/Server v.s. Distributed application

Dear all
Someone say that past is Client/Server application, and now is distributed application, but i don't understand these terms

Is it Client/Server application is mean two tiers, and only one server can not be web farm or cluster, and asp and vb can be a client/server app

and is it distributed application is mean more than two tiers, and can more than one server

????????????
Nov 18 '05 #1
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it boils down to where the work gets done. distributed apps have at least
some portion of the work being done on remote computer. client/server
applications work primarily on the client. web applications are inherently
distributed by nature. client/server applications can be further subdivided
into thick and thin clients with thin clients approaching the functionality
and architecture of distributed applications. This is where the lines get
blurred.

obviously this isn't a black and white issue and cannot be summed up in one
line. Matthew Macdonalds wrote an entire book on it. You should browse that
book if you get a chance.

--
Regards,
Alvin Bruney
[ASP.NET MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx]
Got tidbits? Get it here... http://tinyurl.com/27cok
"tsui" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Dear all,
Someone say that past is Client/Server application, and now is distributed
application, but i don't understand these terms?

Is it Client/Server application is mean two tiers, and only one server can
not be web farm or cluster, and asp and vb can be a client/server app?

and is it distributed application is mean more than two tiers, and can
more than one server?

????????????

Nov 18 '05 #2
I seem to have this book you mention by Matthew MacDonald which I've been
neglecting for some unknown reason.
Would you say the book is also a good intro to doing Web Services on .NET?

Thanks

"Alvin Bruney [MVP]" <vapor at steaming post office> wrote in message
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it boils down to where the work gets done. distributed apps have at least
some portion of the work being done on remote computer. client/server
applications work primarily on the client. web applications are inherently
distributed by nature. client/server applications can be further subdivided into thick and thin clients with thin clients approaching the functionality and architecture of distributed applications. This is where the lines get
blurred.

obviously this isn't a black and white issue and cannot be summed up in one line. Matthew Macdonalds wrote an entire book on it. You should browse that book if you get a chance.

--
Regards,
Alvin Bruney
[ASP.NET MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx]
Got tidbits? Get it here... http://tinyurl.com/27cok
"tsui" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E8**********************************@microsof t.com...
Dear all,
Someone say that past is Client/Server application, and now is distributed application, but i don't understand these terms?

Is it Client/Server application is mean two tiers, and only one server can not be web farm or cluster, and asp and vb can be a client/server app?

and is it distributed application is mean more than two tiers, and can
more than one server?

????????????


Nov 18 '05 #3
oh most definitely. the sum total of the book is that you become versed in
distributed apps and webservices.

--
Regards,
Alvin Bruney
[ASP.NET MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx]
Got tidbits? Get it here... http://tinyurl.com/27cok
"Jiho Han" <ji******@infinityinfo.com> wrote in message
news:up****************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
I seem to have this book you mention by Matthew MacDonald which I've been
neglecting for some unknown reason.
Would you say the book is also a good intro to doing Web Services on .NET?

Thanks

"Alvin Bruney [MVP]" <vapor at steaming post office> wrote in message
news:%2****************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
it boils down to where the work gets done. distributed apps have at least
some portion of the work being done on remote computer. client/server
applications work primarily on the client. web applications are
inherently
distributed by nature. client/server applications can be further

subdivided
into thick and thin clients with thin clients approaching the

functionality
and architecture of distributed applications. This is where the lines get
blurred.

obviously this isn't a black and white issue and cannot be summed up in

one
line. Matthew Macdonalds wrote an entire book on it. You should browse

that
book if you get a chance.

--
Regards,
Alvin Bruney
[ASP.NET MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx]
Got tidbits? Get it here... http://tinyurl.com/27cok
"tsui" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E8**********************************@microsof t.com...
> Dear all,
> Someone say that past is Client/Server application, and now is distributed > application, but i don't understand these terms?
>
> Is it Client/Server application is mean two tiers, and only one server can > not be web farm or cluster, and asp and vb can be a client/server app?
>
> and is it distributed application is mean more than two tiers, and can
> more than one server?
>
> ????????????



Nov 18 '05 #4
Awesome!
I plan to take the webservices exam after this book and an exam cram book.

Thanks for your info.

"Alvin Bruney [MVP]" <vapor at steaming post office> wrote in message
news:eu**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
oh most definitely. the sum total of the book is that you become versed in
distributed apps and webservices.

--
Regards,
Alvin Bruney
[ASP.NET MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx]
Got tidbits? Get it here... http://tinyurl.com/27cok
"Jiho Han" <ji******@infinityinfo.com> wrote in message
news:up****************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
I seem to have this book you mention by Matthew MacDonald which I've been
neglecting for some unknown reason.
Would you say the book is also a good intro to doing Web Services on ..NET?
Thanks

"Alvin Bruney [MVP]" <vapor at steaming post office> wrote in message
news:%2****************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
it boils down to where the work gets done. distributed apps have at least some portion of the work being done on remote computer. client/server
applications work primarily on the client. web applications are
inherently
distributed by nature. client/server applications can be further

subdivided
into thick and thin clients with thin clients approaching the

functionality
and architecture of distributed applications. This is where the lines get blurred.

obviously this isn't a black and white issue and cannot be summed up in

one
line. Matthew Macdonalds wrote an entire book on it. You should browse

that
book if you get a chance.

--
Regards,
Alvin Bruney
[ASP.NET MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx]
Got tidbits? Get it here... http://tinyurl.com/27cok
"tsui" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E8**********************************@microsof t.com...
> Dear all,
> Someone say that past is Client/Server application, and now is

distributed
> application, but i don't understand these terms?
>
> Is it Client/Server application is mean two tiers, and only one server
can
> not be web farm or cluster, and asp and vb can be a client/server

app? >
> and is it distributed application is mean more than two tiers, and can > more than one server?
>
> ????????????



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