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> Subject: Presentation and News
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> PRESENTATION AND NEWS(CFOOT and Web<->Objects)
> There is a Powerpoint Presentation on "Java, Objects and the
> Web" available at "http://www.amsinc.com/whatsnew.htm". It is
> from a full-day tutorial that I am giving in Israel in July.
> Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.
> Bob Marcus
> P.S. One of the final conclusions in the tutorial is that we
> are moving towards distributed computing architectures where
> Java to Java communication (RMI, Streaming, ORB, agents etc.)
> will be increasingly important. Some of the incremental steps
> in this direction will be:
> * Use of Java applets as front-ends to many back-end servers.
> * Java wrappers for many back-end servers.
> * Use of Java to Java communication between applets and wrappers.
> * Use of servlets to extend servers.
> * Peer-to-peer and agent-based Java communications.
> The basic premise is that the embedding of the Java Virtual Machine
> into most operating systems enables a new type of distributed
> computing infrastructure where homogeneous environments and
> protocols can be exploited.
> Web <-> Object NEWS
> The Joint OMG/Web Consortium Workshop on Distributed Objects and
> Mobile Code was held last week in Boston. Papers from the conference
> are available at "http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/OOP/9606_Workshop/".
> Workshop reports will be posted at this site shortly. In general,
> there was a wide range of interests at the Workshop. It appeared
> to me there were four overlapping interest groups; Web, Digital
> Libraries, Object Request Broker, and Agents. The Web group and ORB
> groups seemed relatively far apart but there was some discussion about
> a future convergence of the next generation of HTTP and the ORB
> protocols. The Agents Group (Java and some other languages like Python,
> TCL) seems to be in the middle, combining dynamic extensions of
> Web browsers and servers with generalizations of the Object Request
> Broker to agent <-> agent communication. The Digital Libraries group
> was very interested in defining federated metadata standards for
> integrating different large-scale domains. For the state of metadata
> standards see "http://www.uic.edu/~cmsmcq/tech/metadata.syntax.html".
> The Jigsaw Java-based Web Server developed by the World Web
> Consortium is the first example of the next generation of Web servers.
> For example, resources are handled as dynamically loadable persistent
> objects. Documentation and software is available at the URL
> Smalltalk fans should check out the Smalltalk manifesto at
> "http://www.onemind.com/hpj.html" describing a response to the rapid
> growth of Java.