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Java Deployment with JNLP and WebStart By Mauro Marinilli

Java Deployment with JNLP and WebStart
by Mauro Marinilli

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JNLP corrects many of the difficulties and limitations previously associated with Java applets and applications. This text is a guide and reference for the JNLP technology and its implementations.
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Java Deployment with JNLP and WebStart by Mauro Marinilli

Java Deployment takes a very practical approach to the topic of deploying Java applications. First, the book presents the major deployment concerns a Java developer faces and addresses the most common deployment scenarios. Next, the book addresses deployment issues the developer faces while coding a project. Finally, the book presents the JNLP technology and shows how to use JNLP in application deployment.

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About Mauro Marinilli

Mauro Marinilli got his first computer (a pioneering Commodore VIC20) when he was 12. He began publishing computer technical articles for an Italian specialized magazine some years later, where he remained a popular columnist until the 8-bit, listings-driven era was finished. In 1999, some months before graduating as a Computer Engineer from the University of Rome's "La Sapienza," he started to work full-time as a Java developer. During that period, he presented at many conferences worldwide (the last so far was at Trento AH 2000, with Mona Laroussi). After several projects, both in the industry and for research, he joined a mid-sized Italian software firm, Datamat, as the chief Java developer responsible for the GUI team developing the new meteorological software system used by the Italian Air Force. At the beginning of 2001, he transformed his long-standing hobby into full-time work as a freelance author specializing in Java programming.

He collaborates with the University of Rome 3 and other research organizations. His research interests are Intelligent Information Filtering, Information Retrieval, Human-Computer Interaction, and Adaptive Hypermedia, with papers published on conference proceedings and specialized reviews. He is the author of several Java articles at and contributes to several open-source projects.

Marinilli grew up and currently lives by the sea (he couldn't live anywhere else), where he enjoys all seaside sports, sailing, scuba-diving, canoeing, and simply beach jogging; and when away from a desktop, he enjoys the warmth of his friends.

Table of Contents



1. Deploying Java.

The Java Runtime Environment. Old Solutions. A Perspective Change. A General Definition of Software Deployment.

2. An Abstract Model For Deployment.

An Introduction to the Model. The Actors In the Model. Discussing the Model. Summary.

3. Existing Solutions.

Introduction. JNLP Implementations. Commercial Solutions.


4. Designing for Deployment.

Introduction. A Deployment Method. Common Scenarios. Client Configurations and Software Configuration Management. Summary.

5. Deployment Options for Non-J2SE Clients.

Overview. J2ME Deployment. Java Card Applet Deployment. J2EE Deployment. Summary.

6. Deploying Existing Software.

Overview. An Example.

7. Building Your Own Deployment Solution.

Designing Ad-Hoc Deployment Solutions. Examples. Summary.


8. A JNLP Quick Launch.

An Introduction For Developers. What Is JNLP? How JNLP Works. Some Examples. Java Web Start. Summary.

9. The JNLP Protocol.

When Adopting JNLP Technology Makes Sense. The Stages. The JNLP File Structure. Describing Applications and Applets. Describing Extensions And Installers. Summary.

10. Defining the Client Environment.

Application Basics. Resources. Security. Summary.

11. Runtime Client Services.

Introduction. File Management. Resource Management. Persistence. Controlling Installations. Other Services. An Example Application. Summary.

12. Server-Side Deployment Support.

Overview. Deploying Resources to the Server. Behind the Scenes of a JNLP Server. Summary.

13. A Complete Example.

Design. Implementation. Summary.


Appendix A. A Little Handbook for Java Deployment.

Deployment Design in a Nutshell. A Roadmap to the Source Code in This Book. Using UML for Deployment Documentation. Legal Notes.

Appendix B. JNLP (Java Network Launching Protocol) Specification.

Client. Server.

Appendix C. Other Deployment Technologies.

OSD. DTMF Initiatives. Other Deployment Technologies.

Appendix D. A JNLP Utility Library.

Introduction. Implementation. An Example of Use.

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Java Deployment with JNLP and WebStart by Mauro Marinilli
Mauro Marinilli
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Pearson Education (US)
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