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java.rmi: The Remote Method Invocation Guide by Kathleen McNiff, Esmond Pitt

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Chapter 1. Introduction to RMI

  • Java and RMI—Architecture of an RMI system—Syntax of RMI—First principles—Baby's first words—Exercises

In this chapter

This chapter provides a high-level introduction to Remote Method Invocation (RMI) in Java. It outlines the architecture of an RMI system—from a simple configuration to a more advanced system such as RMI over Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP). As well as briefly stating the basic principles of RMI, this chapter also provides an RMI version of a simple echo service.

Java and RMI

In 1995, Sun Microsystems introduced the Java programming language. Since then it has been enthusiastically adopted by software developers looking for ways to build secure, platform-independent applications for distributed network ...

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