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NestEggs

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Integrating with external services
« on: Feb 11, 14, 10:42:05 PM »

Hiya,

I'm starting to work on a PoC and I have been able to find answers to most of my questions. One that is not clear is how you would integrate with outside services. Sifting through the wiki and forums has pointed to creating an extension plugin. Is that the only option?

Thanks,
Chris
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Re: Integrating with external services
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 14, 10:52:17 PM »

Depends on the services you mean.

you can create client side extension plugins no problems. If you need server side extension plugins then you need to get source and run either a hosted server or your own servers. Since your server side extension would affect all worlds on the server cluster, you can't do it with the cloud that for most part has multiple developers on a set of server clusters.

Now it depends on what service you are looking at though.
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Re: Integrating with external services
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 14, 10:54:30 PM »

Good point. A simple example would be accessing a RESTful web service. I would only want to do this on the client.

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Re: Integrating with external services
« Reply #3 on: Feb 12, 14, 05:29:53 AM »

Eventually there is planned to provide developers with access to the already integrated Awesomium and with that we would apparently be able to have internet access in the game.  But there have been no updates on that for a while, so it is probably a ways off.
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Re: Integrating with external services
« Reply #4 on: Feb 12, 14, 07:47:41 AM »

then should be able to make things happen like that where you build your own client side web viewer.

And as Scott points out we all kind of waiting to see what Awesomium brings to the table for us.
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