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What's Better For Gambling Server Using Sockets Or Web-Service?

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#1 plb

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:30 AM

I've not been here for a while and I see that things have changed here. I hope this topic is there where it should be.

I've created card game and now creating server. I have 2 options first write C# application and use sockets (TCP protocol) or create php web-service. What would be better solution (I have almost the same experience with C# and PHP)?
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#2 gregwarner

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:23 AM

The language of choice really doesn't make a difference so long as you make sure to implement SSL encryption (via HTTPS if you're going the web service route) and protect your server from attacks. A web service might be easier to exploit than a dedicated C# service application, since anyone with a browser can simply spam your service with random data until they come across a weakness, but the same can be done to any service regardless of the transport medium, so be sure to write your communication protocols in such a way so as to make it robust and resilient to attacks.

Both languages have sufficient features to allow this to be done.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:11 AM

nothing to add, greg has gave you the answer, security and protocol are the keywords if you go global, if it is just a game for you and friends security is not an issue :D
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