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General J2EE: distributed application definition

  1. distributed application definition (1 messages)

    I am confused with the definition of distributed application. In the book, I found
    distributed system means a collection of independent computers that appears
    to users as a single coherent system. And I think distributed applications
    mean the applications run on the distributed system. But I still not clear
    about the definition.

    Do we consider client-server application or internet application as distributed application?
    For example, J2EE applications such as JSP, EJB applications?

    please advise. thanks!!
  2. Distributed application is a program designed to run on multiple computers. To execute a business logic, you may need to talk to various software running on multiple computers on the network. If the application is divided into tires, it is a distributed application. So, if your J2ee components are deployed on separate computers, then it is a distributed application.

    Hope this help,
    Senthil.