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Jini technology : an overview
Kumaran, S. Ilango.
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Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, [2002]

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xix, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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For managers, architects and consultants who would like to evaluate JINI from a technological and architectural perspective, this overview assesses JINI's capabilities.

Author Notes

S. Ilango Kumaran is an IT architect specializing in architecture, design, and implementation of pervasive, distributed, wireless, Internet/intranet, and extranet applications. He has more than 13 years of experience in delivering solutions using such technologies as application servers, object and relational databases, and HP-DCE (Distributed Computing Environment) and using such architectures as J2EE/EJB, CORBA, and HTTP/SOAP-based Web services. He is currently consulting through The Technical Resource Connection (TRC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Perot Systems Corporation.

Technical Reviewer: Pascal Ledru, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Table of Contents

Who Should Read This Book
How This Book Is Organized
1 Jini: An Overview
Why Jini? Local Computing versus Distributed Computing
Distributed Computing Programming Model
Problems with Current Distributed Architectures
Jini Assumptions and Limitations
The Market for Jini
Where Jini Is Heading
2 Architecture Overview
Vision and Goals for Jini
System Assumptions
System Architecture
System Components
System Service Architectur
3 Architectural Infrastructure Components
Lookup Service Component
Discovery Protocol Component
Join Protocol Component
Security Component
RMI Environment Component
4 Architectural Programming Model Components
Leasing Interface
Event Notification Interface
Transaction Interface
5 Architectural Service Components
JavaSpaces Service
Transaction Service
Lookup Service
Lookup Discovery Service
Lease Renewal Service
Event Mailbox Service
6 Jini at Work: Putting It Together
djinn: The Jini Community
Working Details
7 Jini: A Service Network
Service Provider versus Service Requester
Devices as Services
Software Components as Services
Commercial Device and Software Component Implementation in the Market
8 Jini and Other Java Technologies
Jini and Java Remote Method Invocation
Jini and JavaBeans
Jini and Enterprise JavaBeans
Jini and Java 2 Enterprise Edition
9 Jini and Other Distributed Technologies
Jini and Common Object Request Broker Architecture
Jini and the Distributed Component Object Model
Jini and DNA/.NET
Jini and TSpaces Services Suite
10 Jini and Other Competing Technologies
Jini and Universal Plug and Play
Jini and JetSend
Jini and Chai
Jini and e-Speak
Jini and CoolTown
Jini and Bluetooth Technology
Jini and UDDI-Based Service Webs
11 Looking into the Future: Next-Generation Distributed Computing and Jini
Predicting the Future of Distributed Computing
Requirements for the Distributed System of the Future
Jini as the Next-Generation Dynamic Distributed Systems Architecture
What Is Next for Jini
12 Adopting Jini in Your Organization
Sun Community Source Licensing Model
Jini Community Organization and Processes
Jini Technology Starter Kit
Jini Technology Core Platform Compatibility Kit
Time to Say Good-Bye