This week's giveaway is in the Android forum.
We're giving away four copies of Android Security Essentials Live Lessons and have Godfrey Nolan on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes Beginning Java and the fly likes central control API? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Android Security Essentials Live Lessons this week in the Android forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Beginning Java
Bookmark "central control API?" Watch "central control API?" New topic

central control API?

Neil Goldsmith
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 02, 2001
Posts: 34
We are making a whole scale move from Microsoft land to the Java world. We have a rather complex distributed architecture that uses many Window NT based services spread across many machines.
To solve this problem in NT (C++ and VB), we had a central control NT service whose job was to find the service you needed and gave you a COM interface, make sure it was running, monitored its lifecycle, cached objects, etc.
Now that we are moving to Java, we need something equivalent. Obviously, we lose the nice service model in NT, as we are to be platform independent. We will have EJB's, Java apps, JMS queues, etc spread across the network that need to be managed and controlled by some central object.
So the big question: Is there a Java API, framework, 3rd party pkg, etc. that might have the capabilities or the classes we can use to gain this, or at least a headstart?
Cindy Glass
"The Hood"

Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Since this is a tough question, and Neil has started anther thread in Intermediate, please continue the conversion there.

"JavaRanch, where the deer and the Certified play" - David O'Meara
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: central control API?
Similar Threads
Which the method of call of a service in the NT?
central control API?
central control API?
monitor NT services through java
Project Managers for the team spead globally