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#1 Blackarch   Members   -  Reputation: 553

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:32 PM

Does the gamedev community have any recommendations for books on networking programming? I am particularly interested in books that utilize C or C++. It's been baffling to find out that there aren't many texts on game network programming -- however I have been able to find articles in the game programming gems books / the internet. 


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:46 PM

Beejez Net Guide, or something. I forget what it is called.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:21 PM

The FAQ for this forum has a reasonable list of links.

 

For a networking textbook that focuses on networked physics more than, say, SQL databases or HTTP, try "Networked Virtual Environments" by Singhal et al. Note that it still won't teach you everything about things like how to ensure a proper deterministic simulation engine for lock-step, etc -- you pretty much have to scour the net for various blog posts and links for that. (Again, links in the FAQ help)


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:26 PM

As an update to this thread, I have two book recommendations for those interested in specifically network programming for windows:

 

Effective TCP/IP Programming: 44 Tips to Improve Your Network Programs: 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0201615894/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=

 

Network Programming for Microsoft Windows , Second Edition

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735615799/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:03 PM

Also relevant, and incredibly well reviewed:

 

Unix Network Programming, Volume 1: The Sockets Networking API

http://www.amazon.com/Unix-Network-Programming-Sockets-Networking/dp/0131411551/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377748940&sr=1-1&keywords=unix+network+programming


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#6 hplus0603   Moderators   -  Reputation: 5164

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:35 PM

None of those texts talk about the gaming-specific context, though. It turns out that distributed simulations (which is what games typically are) have very different requirements from, say, web browsers, or SQL servers, or even IP phones.


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