Posted by cajo
on June 8, 2006 at 10:21 AM PDT
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...
I felt as if a gauntlet had been thrown down before me. How could I profess that Java truly makes the network the computer, if it can not match the functionality of .NET remoting? While I am not yet convinced .NET is going about remoting in the best way, it is definitely very intuitive. Surely Java must be able to do it like that too... right?
Well friends, I am happy to say that the challenge has been both accepted, and met! I welcome you to have a look at the newest wiki page of the cajo project. Even if you have never developed using distributed computing before, this can literally have you up and running, in minutes.
For those of you who are tired of hearing about how new and powerful .NET is, and how Java cannot possibly match its "advanced" functionality; this page will certainly bring a smile to your face.
Take that .NET! ;-)