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Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies, The by GERARD O'DRISCOLL

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HAVI AND JAVA

HAVi has specified the Java programming language for the development of DCMs and applications for in-home appliances. To understand the benefits of using Java applications on a home network, it is necessary that we take a quick look at the programming language itself. The Java language is extremely powerful and incorporates many of the benefits of the C and C++ languages. Java is highly object-oriented—everything in the language is an object, apart from the simple data types. Unlike C++, which is an object-oriented derivative of the C programming language, Java was designed from the ground up using object-oriented technologies. Virtually everything in Java is an object, which makes the Java computing model easy to extend. To complement ...

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