Often times articles in this blog are inspired by questions and issues raised by our users and this new entry is no exception. One aspect of SmartFoxServer that seems to intimidate developers is the multi-threaded environment behind custom Extensions, and the relative implications in terms of concurrency, scalability and performance.
In this new entry we’re going to demystify the subject and demonstrate how simple and painless is writing server side code, even when many other things are running concurrently. Continue reading
In part one of this article series we took a bird’s eye look at various client-server strategies for action multiplayer games. We then highlighted the advantages of running an hybrid solution with SmartFoxServer 2X and Unity on the server side to combine the best of both worlds.
In this second part we’ll be looking at the details of implementing such a solution, the potential difficulties and how to overcome them.
If you have skipped the first article we highly recommend to go back and read it, before you proceed. Continue reading
With the release of patch 2.13.1 SmartFoxServer 2X adds support for functional Java and lambdas in server side Extensions. In this article we’re going to take a closer look at how we can use lambdas in our server side code. Continue reading
A recent discussion on our support forum brought up the struggle of sending enough details to the log files when an Exception is caught on the server side. In this article we provide a few options to improve error reporting in your Extensions and avoid those puzzling, single-line errors. Continue reading
Often times server-side code requires a number of configuration parameters that can be easily tweaked without recompiling and re-deploying the Extension. In this article we will show a useful and little known feature of SFS2X’s Extensions. Continue reading
In this recipe we will take a look at how we can tweak the logging configuration in SmartFoxServer 2X in order to do advanced logging from Extension code. Continue reading
In this new recipe we’re going to take a look at how we can integrate regular HTTP calls with the SmartFoxServer runtime and specifically how to communicate with Extension code via HTTP GET/POST requests.
Common applications of the HTTP/Extension interoperability are debugging interfaces and administration UIs. With this approach developers can easily build a simple web interface that reports that game state, monitors data structures, users etc… allowing to quickly debug problems while testing, triggering events and so on.