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Multiplayer Conway's Game of Life client & server
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rabbit-life

A multiplayer version of Conway's Game of Life, built as a RabbitMQ demo for the Vancouver Erlang Meetup.

The slides from the talk covering an introduction to RabbitMQ as well as this demo are available at http://www.slideshare.net/kenpratt/intro-to-rabbitmq.

Requirements

  • Erlang (tested on R14B)
  • A web server to host the client files

Running

Start the Flash policy server

cd server/
rake start_policy_server

Start the RabbitMQ server with an embedded Life server

cd server/
rake start_rabbit_server

Host the client files

cd client/
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000

Visit localhost:8000.

Software License

rabbit-life is open-source code, licensed under the MIT license:

Copyright (c) 2010 Ken Pratt <ken@kenpratt.net>

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