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Programming with Live Distributed Objects

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Programming with Live Distributed Objects
A component revolution is underway, bringing developers improved productivity and opportunities for code reuse. However, whereas existing tools work well for builders of desktop applications and client-server structured systems, support for other styles of distributed computing has lagged. In this paper, we propose a new programming paradigm and a platform, in which instances of distributed protocols are modeled as "live distributed objects". Live objects can represent both protocols and higher-level components. They look and feel much like ordinary objects, but can maintain shared state and synchronization across multiple machines within a network. Live objects can be composed in a typesafe manner to build sophisticated distributed applications using a simple, intuitive drag and drop interface, very often without writing any code or having to understand the intricacies of the underlying distributed algorithms. 1 Motivation It has become common to build applications in a comp...
Krzysztof Ostrowski, Ken Birman, Danny Dolev, Jong
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ECOOP
Authors Krzysztof Ostrowski, Ken Birman, Danny Dolev, Jong Hoon Ahnn
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