Hey everyone,<br><br>We're working on a new feature that has ended up being pretty cool, and just thought I'd bring it up for discussion. We have a long running process to print reports with a simple client/server architecture. The server churns through the database stuff and populates the page (along with a memcache status variable) and a client AJAX call reads the memcache variable and displays a progress indicator.
<br><br>I'm sure this can be done with a few server side languages out there, but adding in a load balanced web farm complicates any RPC stuff since the load balancer will redistribute each HTTP request to a different machine. Using memcache for a primitive IPC takes all of the guesswork on communicating between any given two machines.
<br><br>I think it's kind of neat, is anyone doing anything similar?<br><br>--Cal<br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>Cal Heldenbrand<br> FBS Data Systems<br> E-mail: <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>