Cameo is a lightweight middleware providing services to write distributed applications running on any platform and language.
Cameo provides two main services:
- Starting, stopping, synchronizing your apps: Cameo is a remote application manager.
- Making your apps communicate: High-level communication patterns are provided.
The Cameo middleware is made up of:
- A server application configurable and running on any host.
- A console application running on any host.
- Different APIs for C++, Java, Python languages.
Cameo is very flexible and many different use cases are possible. There is no constraint on the applications that can be managed by Cameo: graphical or black box applications are supported. With Cameo, it becomes very easy to integrate any external component including proprietary software.
Typical use case
Following diagram shows a typical use case:
Three computers A, B, C are used. A Cameo server is running on the computers B and C. The applications App1 and App2 are installed on B and C and registered into the respective Cameo servers. Sequence of actions:
- Execute a console to start the execution of App1 by contacting the Cameo server on B.
- The application App1 is starting and starts the execution of App2 by contacting the Cameo server on C.
- Once App2 has started, App1 is sending requests to App2 that is responding to App1.
- Use the console to stop the execution of App1.
- App1 is stopping and stops App2.
Notice that the interaction between App1 and App2 is made using the API. This example shows the possible interactions between the applications: start, stop, synchronize, communicate.
- First example
- Configure a server
- Control the apps
- Make the apps communicate
- Use the proxies with a firewall
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