I've revived an old java project I did in college. Basic chat type program like ICQ which stores offline messages and users in a database etc, etc.
I've recently switched the database from Access to MySQL and am considering some other alterations.
I've been reading a bit on RMI. I guess what I'd like to know is can I pass more than just string across the sockets? The program uses a BufferedReader and I just built it to pass delimited strings which both the client and server parsed on either end.
I'm not sure if java supports user-defined-types either, but I guess thats basically what I'd like to pass back and forth just to make things easier.