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JavaBeans Unleashed by Rick Leinecker, Dr. Donald Doherty

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Overview of the InfoBus Process for Data Exchange

The InfoBus supports a stylized protocol for data exchange between InfoBus components that consists of the following major elements:

  • Membership— Any Java class can join the InfoBus if it implements the InfoBusMember interface. The membership process connects applets to an InfoBus instance in preparation for data exchange.

  • Rendezvous— An InfoBus application supplies an object that implements InfoBusDataProducer or InfoBusDataConsumer interfaces (or both) to listen for events appropriate to a component's role as a producer or consumer. A producer can also announce the availability of information to all listeners. When a producer gets a request event for information it can supply, it creates an instance ...

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