[jsword-devel] Recent Updates

Joe Walker jsword-devel@bibletechnologieswg.org
Tue, 13 Aug 2002 21:32:44 +0100

Keith wrote:
> I have written a stock trading application that runs completely in Java.
> The system UI is in applets.  The system delivers live stock quotes and
> performs real time trading.  The GUI only knows how to display and request
> information.  All the processing takes place on servers.  A single 1GHz
> server with 256Mb RAM can handle 1,000 concurrent users.  The system is
> designed to allow n servers to be added to allow for as many users as the
> company has bandwidth and hardware to serve.
> We can structure JSword similarly, letting the actual search code run on a
> server and then shipping results to the GUI.  Java does this very well.
> This would give us a lightweight, portable client that has good
> performance.

It would be fairly easy to write a SoapBook or a CORBABook etc.

For people that want faster access the next step would be to download books
and indexes as required. This is where URLs could come in.