I’m playing around with a “home automation package” based on C# as the backend server and utilizes a web browser for the display ana management of the app. The server contains its own “web server” to receive requests from the client. Its pretty simple in the sence that it is able to run via mono and also on embedded devices such as Raspberry PI device. (raspberrypi.org/)
The web client is comprised of simple html pages and utilizes jquery for the front-end display logic.
my question is, as i’m not a programmer by profession, i’mgoing to use an xml file to hold the scheduling info and the server part will read it and turn the lights on/off when scheduled.
The serialize to XML sample calls a php function to save the file, as the app has its own mini web server, i’m assuming it will not run php, so is there any other way to easily save the contents back to the server – is there a C#, or simple html way to save the file either within the scheduler product or a 2rd party module that can be utilized to get the xml data back to ther server.
any help or insight appreciated.