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BOF

JXTA(TM) Technology: Beyond File Sharing - P2P Grows Up

Track: BOF
Date: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
Time: 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Location: E148

Moderated by Bernard Traversat, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Distributed computing applications, like SETI@home have empowered millions of users to contribute their computing resources to work on a common computational analysis. Instant messaging services have enabled users to communicate and collaborate with their peers in real time. And true peer-to-peer (P2P) computing, embodied by applications like Napster, Kazaa and BitTorrent, has offered a compelling and intuitive way for Internet users to find and share resources directly with each other, often without requiring a central authority or server. As much as these diverse applications have broken new ground, they most often address only a single function, run primarily only on a single platform, and are unable to directly share data with other similar applications.Seeing the potential of P2P computing to enable access to a broader, deeper Web and the need to free today's model from its current limitations, Sun started the open-source project JXTA. JXTA is helping to create a common platform that makes it simple and easy to build a wide range of distributed services and applications in which every device is addressable as a peer, and where peers can bridge from one virtual P2P domain into another. JXTA enables developers to focus on their own application development while easily creating distributed P2P computing software that is flexible, interoperable, and available on any peer on the expanded Web.

This BOF session presents an overview of the state of JXTA. We will discuss the latest releases of the JXTA implementations (JXTA-J2SE, JXTA-C, JXTA-J2ME). We will present JXTA core APIs using sample code (peergroup, pipe, socket, discovery, rendezvous and relay). We will discuss available projects and resources from the JXTA community, and finally, we will discuss commercial JXTA-based applications and solutions.



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