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I heard of something cool for the first time today it work: a Java
messaging system called JavaGroups.
From their website, answering the question “What is JavaGroups?::

JavaGroups is a toolkit for reliable multicast communication. It can
be used to create groups of processes whose members can send messages
to each other. The main features include

  • Group creation and deletion. Groups members can be spread across
    LANs or WANs
  • Joining and leaving of groups
  • Membership detection and notification about joined/left/crashed
    members
  • Detection and removal of crashed members
  • Sending and receiving of member-to-group messages
    (point-to-multipoint)
  • Sending and receiving of member-to-member messages
    (point-to-point)

We’re looking around for message queue type middleware, and leaning
towards freeware/open source systems without restrictive
licenses. This one is LGPL and looks good so far. Of course, all these
things always look good in the overview pages.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father.

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A news item sure to fill many people with schadenfreude – the guy who
played Steven the annoying surfer dude Dell spokesman is
arrested for buying pot
. Dell surely can’t be surprised by this –
didn’t they use him for his surfer-stoner-Spicoliness?

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father.