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

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ABOUT JINI CONNECTION TECHNOLOGIES

Jini is Sun Microsystems' home networking software solution. It is a layer of Java software that allows devices to plug directly into a home network without the hassle of installing drivers and configuring operating systems. In some ways the history of Jini is the history of Java—Jini is really the fulfillment of the original Java vision of groups of consumer-orientated electronic devices interchanging data and bits of code. This vision requires mechanisms that we don't typically associate with desktop computers.

  • The software infrastructure for these consumer and in-home appliances must be incredibly robust. Toasters and washing machines simply cannot fail with a message asking "Abort, Retry, or Ignore?" The ...

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