Popular Tags

Who's online

There are currently 0 users and 79 guests online.

User login

Links to and comparison of several available Objective-C wrappers for using network sockets.

While it's possible (and often practical) to use the C sockets interface for network capabilities in Objective-C code, it doesn't provide the ease of use Cocoa developers expect. Fortunately, there are many third-party open-source solutions available.

This article considers various aspects of available frameworks and wrappers, including:

  • Supported Protocols (TCP, UDP, IPv6, etc.)
  • Buffered I/O
  • Anynchronous I/O (via delegates, notifications, etc.)
  • License
  • Documentation

Programmer beware: Although the article was written in 2005, some of the tools mentioned hadn't seen active development for several years beforehand. Although they are likely to work with newer versions of OS X, there is no guarantee. Conversely, they are unlikely to include any recent enhancements in the OS, aside from those in the BSD socket libraries or CFSocket.

No votes yet

Search

UPDATES

The site has recently been updated. You may notice some of the following issues:

  • Some URLs no longer work. Please use the search box.
  • File uploads should now be working. If you experience problems, please contact us.