Jini is a simple set of Java Classes and services that allows devices (e.g., printers) and services (e.g., printing) to access each other seamlessly, adapt to a continually changing environment, and share code and configurations transparently. Jini has the potential to radically alter our use of computer networks, since it allows and encourages totally new types of services and new uses of existing networks.
Jini in a Nutshell is a quick reference guide to developing services and clients using Jini. It covers everything an experienced Java programmer needs to know to implement Jini, including tutorial chapters to get you up to speed quickly and reference chapters that analyze and explain every Java package related to Jini. Over the course of the book the authors develop a complete example program--with samples of both server and client applications.
Topics covered include:
Setting up the Jini programming environment
Basic and advanced Jini programming
Jini services, including JavaSpaces
Jini in a Nutshell covers the Jini 1.0 specification and requires the Java 2 Platform.