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Java™ Deployment with JNLP™ and Webstart™ by Mauro Marinilli

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Designing Ad-Hoc Deployment Solutions

Given the broad range of possible situations developers face in real-world cases, an exhaustive discussion of all the design choices is almost impossible.

Standard deployment technologies (such as JNLP, third-party deployment tools, and so on) may not apply for many reasons. In Chapter 4, we saw the limits of these technologies; we will discuss here how to set up effectively and economically a deployment circuit that will work in these limited scenarios as well.

There are three main reasons why developers resort to ad-hoc deployment solutions, depending on standard deployment technologies limits:

  • Standard deployment technologies are incompatible with the given scenario.

  • For some other non-technical reason, ...

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