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Question for the Sun people

From: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 22:26:56 -0700
Message-ID: <086801bfcf77$d52bab50$1918ccce@murphy>
To: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
I just was reviewing some of the material for the Java One conference, and
re-read the What is Jini? page..

http://www.jini.org/whatisjini.html

"Devices in a network employing Jini technology are tied together using Java
Remote Method Invocation (RMI). By using the Java programming language, a
Jini connection architecture is secure. The discovery and join protocols, as
well as the lookup service, depend on the ability to move Java objects,
including their code, between Java virtual machines."

Is this RPC?

And if it is, how is it different from other forms of RPC?

In other words, why are Jini and RMI cool, but XML-RPC and SOAP not?

Dave
Received on Tuesday, 6 June 2000 01:26:42 GMT

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