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Posted March 17, 2005
Lookup - very wide scope of usages
Kircher and Jain provide an advanced text on describing patterns, found when you have to code for the management of resources. Where you might have one computer or many scattered across a network that you do not control. (Think Internet.) But text explanations they offer are lucid. And the readership is expected to be highly experienced. So it's very reasonable that you can take high level descriptions of translate these into design documents and ultimately, a functioning system. Of all their patterns, the first one, Lookup, is perhaps the easiest to understand and leads logically into the other more specialised patterns. Also, for Lookup, there is a rather comprehensive list of use cases. Very instructive, in showing that this very first pattern has such wide scope. As in LDAP, CORBA, UDDI, JNDI, Jini and p2p implementations like JXTA. All these have some variant of Lookup as a core and non-trivial central feature. Yet this may be the simplest pattern of the book! A good treatment, to motivate you to continue further and appreciate the other patterns.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.