Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: Jini Jini Jini (Zzzzz?)

Author:John Jensen
Posted:1/26/1999; 7:02:15 AM
Topic:Jini Jini Jini (Zzzzz?)
Msg #:2474 (In response to 2471)
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I think Jini builds on the Java VM using the Linda model for distributed architectures. In that sense whatever you know about Java and Linda applies.

I like distributed computing, and think it is one of those research areas that has been underutilized by compercial OS vendors ... but I'm not sure how Jini will play. I'd have thought that the best use of distributed techniques would be to build robust, fault-tollerent, office networks.

Sun seems to be targeting small devices with Jini. I can see some utiltiy there ... keeping your Pilot sync'd might be easier if it was all distributed objects ... we'll see.

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