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Distributed configuration management via Java and the World Wide Web

  • James J. Hunt
  • Frank Lamers
  • Jürgen Reuter
  • Walter F. Tichy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1235)

Abstract

The introduction of Java has been heralded as a revolution in network computing. Certainly, machine and operating system independent applets flittering through the Internet promised to jazz up web surfing; but could they be used to advantage for distributed computing? The authors had encountered substantial problems in implementing a distributed revision control system, called WWRC, based on passive Web browsers. Java seemed to offer solutions to these problems. To this end, the authors have developed WWCM, a successor to WWRC written in Java. WWCM extends the concepts of WWRC to distributed configuration management by using CME—a new configuration management API. WWCM demonstrates that most of the design difficulties encountered with WWRC can be solved with Java. Furthermore, WWCM offers a test bed for a configuration management paradigm called template regulated alternative development.

Keywords

Main Branch Configuration Management Entire Project Uniform Resource Locator Central Archive 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James J. Hunt
    • 1
  • Frank Lamers
    • 1
  • Jürgen Reuter
    • 1
  • Walter F. Tichy
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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