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Just Java™ 2, Fifth Edition by Peter van der Linden

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Chapter 18. Remote Method Invocation

Remote Method Invocation
 

“There’s a tomato in every automaton.”

 
 --— Professor Rudolph’s Big Book of Finite State Machines and Fruit Fancies

This chapter tells you all about Java’s Remote Method Invocation feature, which is a library that supports method calls made “across the net.” Why would you want to make a method call on an object that lives on some other system? Think about it this way: it’s the natural evolution of client/server systems.

Sockets provide basic system-to-system communication. Classes ...

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