Chapter 18 Programming with wxSocket

A socket is a conduit for data. A socket doesn’t care what kind of data passes through it, where the data is going, or where the data is coming from; its goal is to transport data from point A to point B. Sockets are used every time you surf the web, check your email, or sign on to an instant messenger. One of the neatest aspects of sockets is that they can be used to connect any two devices that support sockets, even if one of them is a computer and the other is a refrigerator!

The socket API was originally a part of the BSD Unix operating system, and because that socket API originated from only one source, it has become the standard. All modern operating systems offer a socket layer, providing the ability ...

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