Ambitious Noob Here - Needing Guidance
I know, this is my first post, and it may seem quite ambitious, but I do know the basics of java.
Basically, I want to create my own IM Client that runs on every computer in my school. It must not be able to connect to the internet, although if it needs to access a secure server or something I dont really care.
But, really, I dont know where to start, Ive heard people mention about sockets and stuff, so I briefly read some documentation and I get the gist of it, but nowhere does it say anything about sending messages from computer to computer!:confused::confused::confused:
Please could someone give me a pretty detailed explanation of what kind of things I am going to have to do to get this thing working in Netbeans 6.5 with the latest JRE!
Thanks to Anyone Who Contributes!