Google makes their extensive map collection available free of charge. Now it is seen in sites all over the web, but in this entry, I'll show you how simple it is to use in Java!
After reading several recent posts on other Java sites boasting how distributed messaging is somehow 'superior' to distributed objects; well, I have reached my limit. While I agree the technique is useful; it is but a trivial subset of a Remote Procedure Call. Are you curious to know why?
As an outspoken advocate of Java distributed computing, I was recently confronted by a group of .NET enthusiasts. They felt compelled go on about how much more "advanced" .NET remoting is; no need for a registry, syntactic transparency, things they said were "impossible" with Java. They said that to the wrong guy...
It is unfortunate that Bruce Tate forgot to enable comments to his final blog entry. It would be a shame to see him off without at least a small well-wishing. (possibly a little roast too ;-)
In this, his second blog entry on the WWVM, the founder of the cajo project describes the fundamental concepts behind this free evolutionary distributed environment.