QueueSocket 1.0, an open-source Socket solution for REALbasic developers, has been released by developer Drew Hamlin of Vizspring Software.
REALbasic is the development environment from Real Software. QueueSocket is the first open-source solution made available to REALbasic developers to improve Internet and network communication using the Socket control, according to MacTech magazine . QueueSocket provides a simple introduction program as well as a Network Tic-Tac-Toe game with accompanying source code and an Internet tracker application.
QueueSocket was created based on the fundamental principal that all data can fit into a queue data type, which in turn can be converted into a string and sent across a local network or the Internet, Hamlin said. It’s available for free download and royalty-free use. QueueSocket is distributed under the GNU GPL license and is OSI certified as part of the Open Source Initiative.
QueueSocket was developed using REALbasic 4.5, but is backwards compatible with little or no code revision, depending on the REALbasic version. Hamlin has also previously released CommonTasks, a module with commonly used REALbasic methods such as CenterWin() and GetOS().