Hi I wanted to know about the assignment, as to what is the approach to make the assignment to work over the network, and locally. How exactly do we do it, and what is the best approach. I plan to use RMI as then I wouldnt have the issue of socket level stuff. Regards Aruneesh
One thing you might like to look at is coding to an interface. Your interface will specify what methods your client application can call and what exceptions it will throw, no matter whether you are in networked or standalone mode.
Taking that a step further, you could look at using the Factory Design Pattern to return an object that implements that interface - it is not strictly necessary, but it can tidy the code a little bit.