Clients & ServersClient-server is a common type of software design that breaks a program into a client that runs on your device and a server that sits in a data center somewhere. Clients may fully implement functionality and only connect to servers for minor purposes such as integration of social features into a game. Alternatively, clients may be lightweight tools that exist only to communicate and display results from a server. The later category of client is commonly referred to as a dumb client or thin client.
|Overview: Dumb Client|
|Definition||A client that offers no meaningful functionality without a connection to a server.|
|Also Known As||Thin Client|
|Related Concepts||Client-ServerSoftware DesignNetworkingCoding|