Inter-process communication is facility provided by an operating system via which cooperating process can communicate with each other. Inter process communication facility allows the process to coo-prate and synchronize. Their actions without sharing the some address space. Inter process communication is particularly useful is a distributed environment, where the communication processes may reside on different computer connected with network. eg. is a chart program use on the WWW.
There are several different method of establishing inter process communication are:
- Massage passing
- Shared memory
- Shared file
- Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)
- Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)