This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Originally posted by Tushar Kansara: How does the Jini Lookup Service differ from other naming and directory services such as LDAP or the RMI registry?
Two primary differences. First, the Jini lookup service stores full-fledged Java objects, not just flat data (the RMI registry has this property though). And, more importantly, the lookup service doesn't simply map a name onto an object. It lets you use the "objectness" of the thing stored in the search (so you can, for instance, search for objects by type, or supertype, or interface, or by the values of particular fields). Cheers, -keith
<a href="http://www.kedwards.com/jini" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Keith Edwards</a><br />xerox palo alto research center<br />author of: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0130894087/keithedwards" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Core Jini</a><br />Which is also available as <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0130863866/keithedwards" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">A Video Course</a><br />Read an Example Chapter - <a href="http://www.javaranch.com/bunkhouse/samps/Core_Jini_chap3.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Chapter 3</a> or <a href="http://www.javaranch.com/bunkhouse/samps/Core_Jini_chap10.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Chapter 10</a>.