As you may know recently I got junior to mentor him. In order to understand his capabilities and knowledge I asked him to do couple of things, like explain me one Design Pattern he knows, explain SCRUM and write the simplest .NET Remoting. So that was yesterday and today I verified that he failed with .NET Remoting, but it doesn’t mean that he is bad. He just need learn googling art more. I asked that for next day, and gave him stored procedure to write. Hope he will be smart enough to finish it till I come tomorrow from my English classes.

.NET Remoting

To ensure that I’m not asshole that asks people to do what I cannot do, I decided to write it by my own and see how long will it take for me. It took me 23 minutes. Hm… too much, but I should complain at VS about “Add Reference” dialog.

So here we have three projects in Visual Studio: one for Server, one for Client and of course Proxy class shared between client and server.

Shared proxy class ChatSender in ChatProxy assembly:

    public class ChatSender : MarshalByRefObject
    {
        public void SendMessage(string sender, string message)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(string.Format(“{0}: {1}”, sender, message));
        }
    }

Server (ChatServer):

    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            var channel = new TcpServerChannel(7777);
            ChannelServices.RegisterChannel(channel, true);
            RemotingConfiguration.RegisterWellKnownServiceType(typeof(ChatSender),
                “ChatSender”, WellKnownObjectMode.Singleton );
            Console.WriteLine(“Server is started… Press ENTER to exit”);
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
    }

Client (ChatClient assembly):

    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(“Client is started…”);
            ChannelServices.RegisterChannel(new TcpClientChannel(), true);
            var chatSender =
                (ChatSender)Activator.GetObject(typeof(ChatSender), “tcp://localhost:7777/ChatSender”);
            string message;
            while ((message = Console.ReadLine()) != string.Empty)
            {
                chatSender.SendMessage(“Andriy”, message);   
            }
        }
    }

My results

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