Large and complex software systems, such as Internet applications, depend on distributed applications. Although Java has helped reduce the complexity of distributed systems, developers still have to contend with diverse hardware platforms, remote communication over networks, and system failures. Java in Distributed Systems provides a comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge of Java in distributed applications. Beginning with a tutorial guide to distributed programming in the Java environment, it shows you how building blocks from threads to Jini can help you to fulfil Sun's vision, that 'the Network is the Computer'. It then goes on to focus on aspects that are still challenging researchers such as concurrency, distribution, and persistence.
Key Features: - One of the few books to focus specifically on Java for building distributed applications - Coverage includes threads & sockets, RMI, CORBA, Voyager, Mobile agents, JDBC, object-oriented databases, Java spaces and Jini - Includes advanced chapters on the cutting edge of Java language development, including the author's own proposed Dejay (Distributed Java), an open-source project that offers a unified approach to concurrency, distribution and persistence