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Note: Many topics at this site are reduced versions of the text in "The Encyclopedia of Networking and Telecommunications." Search results will not be as extensive as a search of the book's CD-ROM.

Java is a programming language and development environment created by Sun Microsystems and launched in 1995. It took the computer industry by storm as a new platform and programming language for building object-oriented component-based applications.

This topic continues in "The Encyclopedia of Networking and Telecommunications" with a discussion of the following:

  • Java's applets and components
  • Java VM (virtual machine)
  • JavaOS
  • Jini
  • JavaBeans, components, containers, and scripting
  • InfoBus
  • Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
  • Java component communication methods
  • RMI (Remote Method Invocation)
  • JMS (Java Messaging Service)
  • IIOP (Internet Inter-ORB Protocol)
  • XML (Extensible Markup Language)

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