Java Distributed Computing discusses how to design and write distributed applications in Java. It covers Java's RMI (Remote Method Invocation) facility and CORBA, but it doesn't stop there; it tells you how to design your own protocols to build message-passing systems, discusses how to use Java's security facilities, how to write multithreaded servers, and more. It pays special attention to distributed data systems, collaboration, and applications that have high bandwidth requirements.
Discusses how to design and write distributed applications in Java. Covers Java's RMI facility and CORBA. Paper.
Java Distributed Computing shows you how to build software in which two or more computers cooperate to produce results. It covers Java's RMI (Remote Method Invocation) facility, in addition to CORBA and various strategies for developing your own distributed framework. It pays attention to issues that are often neglected, like protocol design, security, and bandwidth requirements. Database applications and collaborative applications are covered in detail.
About the Author
Jim Farley is a software engineer, computer scientist, and IT manager. His recent activities have included heading up the engineering group at the Harvard Business School and bringing good things to life at GE's Research and Development center. He's dealt with computing (distributed and otherwise) in lots of different ways, from automated image inspection to temporal reasoning systems. Jim has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in computer systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.