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While I was a student at the University of Dallas, I did some computer graphics using FORTRAN and PLM-based graphics routines. Following that, I became a database programmer. I've been a database programmer now for about 25 years. I've done very little in the way of object oriented programming. Now I'm learning Objective C and programming for iOS.


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Removed iOS tag. Question is not iOS-specific as currently stated.
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comment Real-Time Multi-User Gaming Platform
@Lorenzo, you may be right. Is there a way to remove a tag? I probably placed the tag there when it was iOS-specific. If I develop the game, it will be for iOS devices. You're probably right, though, that the question as it's stated now is not specific to iOS.
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comment Real-Time Multi-User Gaming Platform
Thanks. Very helpful, and I will be reading through the article you linked. It looks like it will also inspire other reading, which is just what I was looking for.
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comment Real-Time Multi-User Gaming Platform
Thanks. I had not heard of node.js but after a brief read it looks interesting.
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comment Real-Time Multi-User Gaming Platform
Yikes, no. I just meant running my own server rather than using a service. Sorry for the confusion. I've got the GPS covered. That's just core location. What I'm really exploring is data storage and client communications handling. I can see this working mostly client to client, but I can also see a server doing most of the work. I think I'd prefer the former with a server used only for handshaking and storage.
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comment Real-Time Multi-User Gaming Platform
I've been a database programmer since 1990 and some graphics programming before that. I've been learning IOS programming since March. I haven't considered other architectural approaches other than running my own web server, but I figure this is a wheel that probably shouldn't need reinventing. I'm going into unfamiliar territory, and I don't actually know what the options are. That's what I'm looking for - options.
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