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packetC Programming by Dwight Mulcahy, Ralph Duncan, Peder Jungck

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C H A P T E R  1

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Origins of packetC

The first question most developers ask when they hear about packetC is, “Why do we need yet another language?” The premise is simply to enhance the pace with which applications that live within the network can be developed and deployed. While that may seem overly simple, the issue is that building applications, or solutions, for today's networks isn't easy. What is meant by within the network? Solutions that are within the network are not generally considered client or server solutions. In the simplest cases, they are switches and routers. In more complex cases, they include components such as VoIP session ...

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