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John Bateman
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Hi
My understanding is that application servers adhering to the EJB specs must offer some 'primary services' like management for transactions, security, distribution of objects, concurrency and naming.
I was recently reading about JINI and from what I understand it's a standard / API for services (objects / software / hardware) to communicate over a network without knowing anything about the other services. Author's Comment: Sounds alot like naming and distribution.
Could Jini be the start of some sort of competition for EJB distributed objects? Maybe not session and entity beans directly, but more the app server side of it all?
Could I not build an account payable system (collection of object) using 'Jini' and then just drop it into an accounting system also built with Jini. Then my 'A/P' module can talk to the 'Payments Module' and make a payment. In the future I just have to make a module without any real concern for the rest of the system (it needs to ONLY know what it should do) and drop it into the 'big app'.
If EJB'S handle the primary services I described above, does Jini now take over the distribution and naming instead of the EJB server?
Sorry for being a little confused on this, but I am very very new to the JINI technology. It seems like it could be VERY VERY impressive when it comes to scalability of a software/network/hardware system.
New functionality or upgrades can automaticall communicate with any and all other services in it's network.
Thanks for your comments in advance.
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