Activate Yourself!

  • John Hunt
  • Chris Loftus
Part of the Springer Professional Computing book series (SPC)


Remote Method Invocation (or RMI for short) was introduced in the last chapter. So why are we talking about it once again? Well the Java 2 Standard Edition (SDK 1.2) introduced a new and exciting feature to RMI — the ability to implement activatable servers! These are server programs that wake up and start to run when they are needed. This is in contrast to previous RMI servers (and indeed socket implementations of server programs), where the server program must be resident in memory all the time in case a client requests some information from it.


Activatable Server Server Program Server Class Security Manager Client Request 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Hunt
    • 1
  • Chris Loftus
    • 2
  1. 1.JayDee Technology LtdUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WalesAberystwythUK

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