|The JDC is pleased to present two chapters from Java Deployment with JNLP and WebStart, by Dr. Mauro Marinilli, published by Sams Publishing.|
Java Deployment with JNLP and WebStart provides a complete picture of the deployment options currently available for the Java platform. The book includes both practical and theoretical advice and extensive source code, and explores a variety of platforms and the intrinsic complexity of deployment issues. Java Deployment with JNLP and WebStart also provides a thorough look at the recently introduced JNLP and WebStart technologies.
Chapter 2, " An Abstract Model For Deployment," defines an abstract model for Java software deployment. Given the inherent differences in Java clients, specific deployment practices can vary widely. However, the abstract deployment model provided here offers a generalized approach that extends to clients ranging from handhelds to back-end servers and from smart cards to home PCs.
Chapter 11, " Runtime Client Services," examines the runtime services offered by a JNLP Client to its launched applications. This chapter discusses the JNLP class structure and the best implementation practices.
Dr. Mauro Marinilli has been programming for over ten years and using Java technology since 1999. After graduating as a Computer Engineer from the University of Rome's "La Sapienza," he started to work full-time as a Java developer. During that period, he presented at many conferences worldwide (the last was at Trento AH 2000, with Mona Laroussi). After several projects, both in the industry and for research, he joined a mid-sized Italian software firm, Datamat, as the chief Java developer responsible for the GUI team developing the new meteorological software system used by the Italian Air Force. Dr. Marinilli collaborates with the University of Rome and other research organizations. His research interests are Intelligent Information Filtering, Information Retrieval, Human-Computer Interaction, and Adaptive Hypermedia, with papers published on conference proceedings and specialized reviews.