How plug-ins work

There are three parts to a plug-in. The first part is the code that will run on the remote machine. This code can access any part of the machine it is running on and send data back to the root server through standardized library functions. The second part is the root server code. This will be a custom language used simply to parse what is sent to it by the remote machines and send it to the user(s). It runs on top of pre-developed code that handles all the connections using black box functions. Finally there is the Web GUI. This will consist group of HTML objects for the user to use that each display information parsed by the root server code. For now we are going to create a group of object templates. These templates include a pie chart, text box, progress bar, and a line graph. Later there will be other templates that can be used to communicate back to the server; the first will be a text box that will allow you to send messages back.


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