BDNradio: .NET data remoting in Delphi 2005 with Ramesh Theivendran

By: John Kaster

Abstract: Read the chat log and listen to the live chat with Ramesh on the easy, flexible, and powerful way to develop .NET data remoting applications in Delphi 2005

Ramesh Theivendran on .NET Data remoting in Delphi 2005

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This is a log of the chat room during the live audio chat from December 13, 2004 on Delphi 2005 with Ramesh Theivendran. Ramesh discusses .NET data remoting support in Delphi 2005.

Note: This log is only the chat room transcript. There is much additional information covered in the audio replay that is not available in this chat log. For all previous and upcoming live chats, see

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jkaster inserts the following link:,1410,29787,00.html
jkaster: you might find this BDN article on .NET serialization useful for understanding serialization

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jkaster: an introduction to .NET remoting

jkaster: for an animated demonstration of .NET data remoting, see this BDNtv episode:
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jkaster: aohlsson: "Can I use DataHub/DataSync with VCL for .NET?" - the design time functionality is not available for this. You can use things at run-time.

jkaster: jkaster: "Is there a way to use the same application server for both native .NET remoting support and a web service interface?" - yes, this is definitely possible.

jkaster: aohlsson: "Is there an example of extending DataHub/DataSync with my own protocol or compression, etc?" - There's no example as such right now, but we can write some articles on this.

jkaster: jkaster: "How is DataSync different than using multiple ADO.NET providers for a .NET dataset? What advantages does it provide over the standard .NET dataset?" - One thing is it aggregates all your providers into one component. The resolving process is much more convenient, performant, and powerful.

jkaster: jkaster: "Can connections to the remoting server be monitored? Is there anything available to create a monitoring console application?" - This is something we want to evolve. We want a tracing and monitoring service.

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jkaster: Is the ITrackingHandler interface documentation

jkaster: jkaster: "What resources on .NET remoting do you recommend?" - My main resource is the framework SDK. Advanced .NET remoting is the book I've used.
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jkaster: Advanced .NET remoting by Ingo Rammer

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