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Sun Releases Jini Technology Starter Kit

v2.1 Released Under Apache License Version 2.0,

Sun Microsystems has announced the general availability of the Jini Technology Starter Kit v2.1. The starter kit is released under the Apache License version 2.0, built on standards developed in collaboration with the Jini Community and available on the Net at http://starterkit.jini.org

The Jini Technology Starter Kit enables developers to leverage advanced Java dynamic networking technology, making it easier for developers to build competitive applications in technology growth markets such as edge networking, grid computing, e-business, and enterprise integration, Sun says.

"We are pleased to offer the newest version of the Jini Technology Starter Kit to developers at a time when dynamic distributed computing has become increasingly critical for business success," said Mark Hodapp, director, Jini Technology Program, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "As with Sun's other open source initiatives such as the OpenSolaris project, the starter kit supports developers by providing free access to Sun's latest Jini technology contributions."

Jini technology enables Java dynamic networking for the creation of distributed systems that are highly adaptive to change. Some of the key capabilities that Jini technology enables are, according to Sun:

* self-healing and self-management
* simplified horizontal scaling
* improved systems availability
* enhanced systems flexibility
* lean, effective and low cost development and deployment

The new starter kit release continues also adds:

* new JavaSpaces extensions that support many-to-many communications and batch operations,
* enhancements to simplify common Jini technology system deployment practices, such as configuration file additions, and support for multiple IP addresses, URL-based deployments and additional configuration file capabilities.

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JDJ News Desk 10/19/05 01:21:56 PM EDT

Java Developer's Journal - Sun Releases Jini Technology Starter Kit. The Jini Technology Starter Kit enables developers to leverage advanced Java dynamic networking technology, making it easier for developers to build competitive applications in technology growth markets such as edge networking, grid computing, e-business, and enterprise integration, according to Sun.