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What and Who
Title:Beyond Java
Speaker:Prof. Michael Franz
coming from:Department of Information and Computer Science, University of California at Irvine
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Event Type:Informatik-Kolloquium
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Date, Time and Location
Date:Friday, 24 April 98
Time:15:00
Duration:-- Not specified --
Location:Saarbr├╝cken
Building:45 - FB14
Room:HS 001
Abstract
At first sight, Java's position as the de-facto standard for portable
software distributed across the Internet seems virtually unassailable.
Interestingly enough, however, it is surprisingly simple to provide
alternatives to the Java platform, using the plug-in mechanism supported by
the major commercial World Wide Web browsers.
We are currently developing a comprehensive infrastructure for mobile
software components. This is a long-term research activity whose primary
objectives are not directly related to today's World Wide Web, but which
targets future high-performance component-software systems. However,
purely as a technology demonstration, we have recently started a small
spin-off project called "Juice" with the intent of extending our
experimental mobile-code platform into the realm of the commercial Internet.
Juice is implemented in the form of a browser plug-in that generates
native code on-the-fly. Although our software distribution format and
run-time architecture are fundamentally different from Java's, and arguably

more advanced, once that the appropriate Juice plug-in has been installed
on a Windows PC or a Macintosh computer, end-users can no longer
distinguish between applets that are based on Java and those that are based
on Juice. The two kinds of applets can even coexist on the same web-page.
This, however, means that Java can in principle be complemented by
alternative technologies (or even gradually be displaced by something
better) with far fewer complications than most people seem to assume. As
dynamic code generation technology matures further, it will become less
important which code-distribution format has the largest "market share";
many such formats can be supported concurrently. Future executable-content
developers may well be able to choose from a wide range of platforms,
probably including several dialects of Java itself. Hence, a pattern of
"open standards" for mobile code is likely to eventually emerge, in spite
of Java's current dominance.


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Name(s):Christa Schaefer
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Note:Interessenten/innen sind zum Vortrag herzlich eingeladen.

Die Dozenten des Fachbereichs Informatik

Die Kolloquiumsank"undigungen k"onnen auch unter
http://www.cs.uni-sb.de/kolloquien/ gelesen werden.
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