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Web Server & App Integration

Hi Guys,

I have an embedded software component written in C++ which monitors movement and camera sensing devices. Among other things, it maintains telemetry for these devices and I'd like to deploy a web server alongside it to provide access to this telemetry.

I'd appreciate any advice you have on how best to get the web server talking to the embedded component. My hopes are for a lightweight mechanism which is portable and open for extension.

In the past I've used implementations which use sockets and shared memory to do this integration and these are options but since I'm no expert on web technologies I wanted so see if there's a better way to do this.

Many thanks in advance,
Bernard Surfrin Send private email
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
We do the exact thing you are asking about.  We use a RESTful interface over sockets.  The web ui we have is php running on lighttpd.
Spyplane Send private email
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Is there any reason you can't embedd an HTTP server in your app?  Quite a few apps do that, and it's not that hard.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Thanks a lot for your inputs guys - I'll investigate both the embedded HTTPd and the RESTful interface ideas!

Bernard Surfrin Send private email
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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