David Cittadini

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Recently, a number of factors have conspired to ensure that the days of not considering or using a naming service and/or a directory service are probably numbered. The computing world has become more distributed and the resources more vast; finding these resources using naming and directory services has become pure necessity. Systems that were reasonably isolated in the past are now becoming part of large, integrated intranets, and in turn are merging or using the Internet. The upshot? A need for integrated naming and directory services. The cost and availability of products implementing these services have made them available to a wide audience, not just the domain of large and expensive systems. With this in mind, it is no surprise to learn that future versions of Java will include facilities to make it easier for everyone to create applications that use naming a... (more)