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24 January 1997 WWWinda Orchestrator: a mechanism for coordinating distributed flocks of Java Applets
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The WWWinda Orchestrator is a simple but powerful tool for coordinating distributed Java applets. Loosely derived from the Linda programming language developed by David Gelernter and Nicholas Carriero of Yale, WWWinda implements a distributed shared object space called TupleSpace where applets can post, read, or permanently store arbitrary Java objects. In this manner, applets can easily share information without being aware of the underlying communication mechanisms. WWWinda is a very useful for orchestrating flocks of distributed Java applets. Coordination event scan be posted to WWWinda TupleSpace and used to orchestrate the actions of remote applets. Applets can easily share information via the TupleSpace. The technology combines several functions in one simple metaphor: distributed web objects, remote messaging between applets, distributed synchronization mechanisms, object- oriented database, and a distributed event signaling mechanisms. WWWinda can be used a s platform for implementing shared VRML environments, shared groupware environments, controlling remote devices such as cameras, distributed Karaoke, distributed gaming, and shared audio and video experiences.
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Yechezkal-Shimon Gutfreund and John R. Nicol "WWWinda Orchestrator: a mechanism for coordinating distributed flocks of Java Applets", Proc. SPIE 3020, Multimedia Computing and Networking 1997, (24 January 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.264302
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