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Title:Programming Mobile Objects with Java
Nelson covers his topic enthusiastically and informatively.
He makes it clear what the distinctions are between Mobile and
Distributed Objects and between Mobile Objects and Mobile Agents. He
explains what the technologies currently available can and cannot do,
with some simple examples that can be tried out using trial editions
of the software on the CD, which also includes all the example code.
He covers some standard Design Patterns and shows how using Mobile
Objects makes them more flexible.
What I like best about this book is Nelson's ability to communicate
his enthusiasm for the technology at a practical level. (Even though
he seems to think that it is perfectly OK for modifiable data members
to be public - yuk). If I was at the early stage of design on a new
application, I am sure I would pick up this book and browse through
it looking for ideas - the partitioning of an application is often a
nightmare to change and adoption of a mobile object architecture
early on would help avoid that pitfall. Highly recommended, as long
as you ignore his dodgy ideas on the purpose of access