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Java™ Performance and Scalability, Volume 1: Server-Side Programming Techniques by Dov Bulka

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Chapter 9. RMI

Recent advances such as CORBA/IIOP, EJB, and RMI have made it easier than ever to develop distributed software solutions whose execution is no longer confined to a single physical machine. The adoption of these technologies is driven in part by the fact that they insulate the programmer from having to worry about the fine details of socket programming. Socket programming is the assembly language of distributed computing. It is the building block of higher-level protocols. Socket programmers typically need to invent a proprietary protocol that both client and server must adhere to. They need to marshal and demarshal parameters passed back and forth between client and server. Often, they must also deploy a pool of server threads to ...

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