14.6. Advanced Concept Development

In this section we will discuss advanced concept development.

14.6.1. The Research Approach

As components move to new environments, the underlying network on which they had previously been used often changes. Different networks offer different types of reliability and quality of service (QoS), and they are managed and controlled in different ways. This heterogeneity is a source of complexity for software architects and designers of distributed applications, especially as the variety of network types and QoS options increases.

Part of the challenge in developing adapter interface technology is reducing the complexity of communication control and providing access to QoS support for distributed applications. Research ...

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