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From "Sam Chance" <sgcha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: API docs/specs availability
Date Sat, 22 Sep 2007 03:18:39 GMT
And don't forget Jan's recent book!  :-)

http://www.amazon.com/Foundations-Jini-Programming-Jan-Newmarch/dp/1590597168/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-1186768-5764861?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1190431029&sr=1-1

Welcome aboard!
Sam

On 9/21/07, Jim Hurley <Jim.Hurley@sun.com> wrote:
>
> On Sep 20, 2007, at 7:18 AM, Holger Hoffstaette wrote:
> > On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 22:23:03 -0400, Jim Hurley wrote:
> >
> >>> OPEN
> >>> =====
> >>> :
> >>> * Should API docs (specs) and docs be available separately?
> >>
> >> We've typically done this in the past with the starter kit (and I
> >> think
> >> it's been helpful/useful) - so I'm guessing the sentiment on this is
> >> 'yes'.  If anyone feels differently, please speak up.
> >
> > Absolutely +1 from this newbie lurker. Are there any other
> > documents that
> > might be helpful to new people looking at Jini/JavaSpaces? There is
> > a long
> > list of background reading material that we could point people to. I'm
> > mostly familiar with everything around Spaces/Linda/concurrency
> > since I
> > just did a thesis on it and literally had to read it all :) but
> > maybe more
> > exists inside Sun/the Jini group? I found the material collected by
> > Bill
> > Venners on Artima to be really good.
> >
> > Maybe somewhat off-topic for this thread, but I guess what I'm really
> > trying to say is - as River gains more exposure, people will
> > inevitably
> > look at Jini and especially Spaces and ask "where's the beef?". I know
> > first hand that even the finer points of spaces seem to be too much
> > for
> > most people ("..can't we just use a replicated cache? it's less
> > weird and
> > proprietary!!"), which is quite frustrating.
> >
> > regards
> > Holger
>
> Thanks for the comments, Holger.
>
> I agree -- we're definitely going to need other documentation
> to help educate/interest people.  The articles and materials
> at Artima are a bit dated, but still spot on and very good.
>
> Have you looked at Jan Newmarch's online tutorial at all?
> <http://jan.newmarch.name/java/jini/tutorial/Jini.xml>
>
> Or Dan Creswell's "Creating a Jini 2.x Service"?
> <http://www.dancres.org/cottage/service_build.html>
>
> Or Warren Strange's "Jini Made Easier - Writing a Jini Service for
> Seven"?
> <http://blogs.sun.com/warren/entry/jini_made_easier_writing_a>
>
> There's also the very good whitepaper, "Build a Compute grid with
> Jini Technology":
> <http://www.jini.org/files/whitepapers/JINI_ComputeGrid_WP_FINAL.pdf>
> which is nice as it draws in commercial use cases.
>
> Anyways, as you can tell... there are a lot of good articles and
> information available.  We don't (as far as I know) have any
> hidden articles/papers within Sun.
>
> Thanks again for responding.  I encourage you to continue
> actively participating in the project.
>
> cheers -Jim
>
>
>
>
>

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