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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 11:28:29 -0800 (PST)
From: Lisa Mann <lisam@oreilly.com>
To: lwn@lwn.net
Subject: Jini in a Nutshell released

For immediate release
For more information, a review copy, cover art, 
or interview with the authors, contact:
Lisa Mann (707) 829-0515 ext 230 or lisam@oreilly.com

Will Jini be the technology behind "smart" toasters?

Sebastopol, CA--Will Jini radically alter our use of computer networks?
Countless developers think so. Jini may turn out to be one of the
technologies that allow for truly location-independent computing. Jini
may also be the power behind "smart" appliances and gadgets. Sun is
betting that when your fridge talks to your dishwasher, Jini will be
what makes that conversation happen. Want to dump photos from a
friend's digital camera onto your Palmpilot, and from there beam them
to a printer?  Jini could be the answer.

Jini is a simple set of Java classes and services that allows devices
(i.e., printers, storage devices, speakers) and services (i.e.,
printing) to seamlessly interact with each other without device driver
"Right now, we have lots of text-driven services on a big network--
HTML, XML, whatever--on the Internet. That's great," says Scott Oakes,
co-author of the just-released "Jini in a Nutshell" (O'Reilly, $29.95)
"but it's only a first step. In the future, we can have lots of new
services targeted towards any device; these services can come and go,
as can the clients. Jini is what can make this possible."

"As more and more devices are capable of interacting and being deployed
in new, dynamic environments, programmers of the services for those
devices need a computing platform that can handle these impromptu
communities in a robust manner. And developers need a simple way to
write and deploy these services," says Oakes.  "Jini is addresses some
fundamental needs within distributed computing,"

"Jini in a Nutshell" covers everything an experienced Java programmer
needs to know about Jini, including tutorial chapters to get you up to
speed quickly and reference chapters that analyze and explain every
Java package related to Jini.

Chapter 4, Basic Jini Programming, is available online free at:

For more information about the book, including Table of Contents, index, 
author bios, and samples, see:

The Sun Jini page can be found at:

For a cover graphic in jpeg format, go to:

Jini in a Nutshell
By Scott Oaks & Henry Wong
1st edition March 2000
1-56592-759-1, 400 pages, $24.95