how do you define server-client application?

June 14, 2007 7:23pm CST
I was wondering how this application made. Many of the programmers here in the Philippines create a server-client application with only one application. In other words, one application is a server at the same time a client. The only connection between two the same application is the database. But, some developer usually create a different application in terms of server and client. So, they have two application that work as one. What do you think is the right definition of server-client application?
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@pallidyne (858)
• United States
15 Jun 07
A client-server application is one where all the user interface processing happens at the client machine, but actual data processing on a server. Databases really are the only types of true client-server applications I've ever seen. One instance is my law-firms document management system. On the client side you have all the details to fill out forms to request documents from it, but a Microsoft SQL server does the actual search for you on the back end, returning the results to the client app, which then tailors the display to the forms of the client interface.
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
So you mean you need to create only one application as a client and the server will be the database. I may correct?