Network distributed computing: fitscapes and fallacies

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Prentice Hall Computer, 2004 - Computers - 280 pages
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-- Covers technologies, protocols, messaging, software, integration, collaboration, security, and more!

-- Includes coverage of XML, Web services, Spaces, Jini, and other key technologies.

-- Explains the 10 powerful megatrends driven by networked distributed computing.

Networked distributed computing (NDC) systems are driving an ongoing technological revolution that has already spawned the Internet and will soon transform the world into one ubiquitous, pervasive "information field." In Network Distributed Computing: Fitscapes and Fallacies, Max K. Goff reviews the field's crucial challenges, state-of-the-art solutions, and breathtaking future. Goff covers both the "trees" and the "forest" -- showing how NDC has evolved, where it's headed, and above all, what it all means. Goff covers: overcoming the 8 classic fallacies of distributed computing, enhancing collaboration, security, and dependability in networked computing environments, integrating wired and wireless networks and their key software challenges as well as messaging and communications protocols for distributed, interoperable systems.

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Ten Technology Trends
The Scope of NDC
NDC Theory

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About the author (2004)

MAX K. GOFF, former Technology Evangelist for the Java Software Division of Sun Microsystems, travelled worldwide for six years, discussing the benefits of Java and related technologies, notably Sun's Jini protocols for developing distributed computing systems, intelligent devices, and self-configuring networks. With 20 years in software development, Goff left Sun in 2003 to leverage his technology experience in a private consulting practice for merger and acquisition events, representing medium-sized firms in the United States. Goff holds an Executive MBA from the University of San Francisco and is a professional-level member of the World Future Society.

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