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a very basic question plz reply

 
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what is a distributed server-side application
why is it called so
 
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I believe this refers to a type of load balancing. The phrase "distributed application" generally refers to having potions of an application reside on several machines. For instance, with RMI you have an application running on a machine and that may make a call to a method that could be located on another machine (over a network, of course). This is useful if you have a bunch of "client" applications that all use some base functionallity on a central macine. You can update the base funcitonalities without the clients even knowing about it, let alone having to do a software update. So....I assume including 'sever-side' in the phrase simply means an application residing on a server that is distributed. The main reason for doing this would be for load-balancing so you can ease the work that one server has to do if you have several servers that can share the work. I hope this helps.
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thank you sean for the reply it was of great help
 
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