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UnicastRemoteObject versus Activatable  RSS feed

Ian McGarry
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I am starting to look at the network section of my assignment (B&S) and have decided to choose RMI as my connection protocol.

One of the first questions I am facing is whether to extend my RMI Server from UnicastRemoteObject or Activatable. I�ve read that Activatable is more efficient as it will only instantiate remote objects as needed. Yet from what I gather most people go with the UnicastRemoteObject. I know that I will probably have very few remote objects (maybe even one) but none the less why don�t people use Activatable in the assignment? Is it a lot more difficult to implement? Does it break the dynamic class downloading requirement?

It would be good to know the pros and cons if I get asked a question on it in the written exam�.

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