12 July 2001 Visualizing Java uncertainty
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Proceedings Volume 4521, Java/Jini Technologies; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.433000
Event: ITCom 2001: International Symposium on the Convergence of IT and Communications, 2001, Denver, CO, United States
Distributed component based systems seem to be the immediate future for software development. The use of such techniques, object oriented languages, and the combination with ever more powerful higher-level frameworks has led to the rapid creation and deployment of such systems to cater for the demand of internet and service driven business systems. This diversity of solution through both components utilised and the physical/virtual locations of those components can provide powerful resolutions to the new demand. The problem lies in the comprehension and maintenance of such systems because they then have inherent uncertainty. The components combined at any given time for a solution may differ, the messages generated, sent, and/or received may differ, and the physical/virtual locations cannot be guaranteed. Trying to account for this uncertainty and to build in into analysis and comprehension tools is important for both development and maintenance activities.
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Claire Knight, Claire Knight, Malcolm Munro, Malcolm Munro, "Visualizing Java uncertainty", Proc. SPIE 4521, Java/Jini Technologies, (12 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.433000; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.433000


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