JavaSpaces(TM) Principles, Patterns, and Practice
||Author: Eric Freeman, Susanne Hupfer, Ken Arnold|
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub Co (15 June, 1999)
Sales Rank: 16,897
Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
Upon opening this book I was excited. Until I try to work with the examples and found that the examples were based on jini 1.0.
The current jini release is 1.2.1 and some of the packages are different. I guess if I knew jini and javaspaces I could modify the examples to work with the new jini version, but then I wouldn't need the book.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Are we talking about the same technology?!?
Nice concept but the code refers to packages, interfaces and classes that don't exist. Not deprecated, just not there to begin with. And they're different enough that it really has no relevance to the actual technology. Very disappointed.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Excellent virtual read, but fails a little in practicalities
Javaspaces is a promising technology for solving difficult problems relatively easily. This book does what it says, it lays out the science behind Javaspaces clearly and concisely with good use cases, patterns and suggestions. The author is very clear and the book flows very well. Upon reading the book I was champing at the bit to experiment with JavaSpaces. It really is a super read. The problem is, however, that Javaspaces is a still-emerging technology. The simplicity and clarity that is documented in the book, does not directly tie over to the actual using of Javaspaces. The current tools are raw and unwieldy, and there are many difficulties trying to actual start a java space up. . Also, the mechanism used by the author to discover a javaspace is now considered passe, destined for deprecation. The book desperately needs a section on "JavaSpaces in the real world". Wading through the current tools and resolving the myriads of problems that occur. Also a section on basic Jini discovery services would be helpful, as would an up to date 'how to find a javaspace' chapter. All in all though, I would definitely recommend reading it, just be prepared for a steep Jini/Javaspaces learning curve after reading the book.
· Core Jini (2nd Edition)
· A Programmer's Guide to Jini Technology
· JINI Technology: An Overview
· JavaSpaces Example by Example
· JavaSpaces in Practice