"Will Jini radically alter our use of computer networks?
Countless developers think so. Jini may turn out to be one of the
technologies that allow for truly location-independent
computing. Jini may also be the power behind "smart"
appliances and gadgets. Sun is betting that when your fridge talks
to your dishwasher, Jini will be what makes that conversation
happen. Want to dump photos from a friend's digital camera onto
your Palmpilot, and from there beam them to a printer? Jini could
be the answer...."
"As more and more devices are capable of interacting and being
deployed in new, dynamic environments, programmers of the services
for those devices need a computing platform that can handle these
impromptu communities in a robust manner. And developers need a
simple way to write and deploy these services," says Oakes. "Jini
is addresses some fundamental needs within distributed
"Jini in a Nutshell" covers everything an experienced Java
programmer needs to know about Jini, including tutorial chapters to
get you up to speed quickly and reference chapters that analyze and
explain every Java package related to Jini."
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