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Java 1.7 library with a Java 1.5 program - what are the options

I have a class library which is compiled with JDK 1.7 It uses several 1.7 features and classes and would be very difficult to get it recompiled in JDK 1.5. This needs to integrate with an old legacy ...
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Which HTTP verb should I use to trigger an action in a REST web service?

I am implementing a RESTful web service and one of the available actions will be reload. It will be used to reload configurations, cache, etc. We started with a simple GET to an URI like this: ...
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Implement RPC via SIP

Look at the following use case. I have a client (Java) application, which wants to get/set the state of another, remote application (C). The communication between them is done via SIP, which is run ...
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REST and RPC in multi-tier API

My team is developing a multi-tier API with scalability and modularity in mind. The public access point of the API is fully REST. However, we are splitting the data access layer as another tier in our ...
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Why would Java app make RPC call to itself?

I am working with a multithreaded homegrown multi-module app in my new job. We use the the Thrift protocol to communicate RPC calls between different stand-alone applications in a distributed system. ...
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Design pattern for client/server sessions? [closed]

Are there any common patterns or general guidance I can learn from for how to design a client/server system where the both the client and server must maintain some kind per-client session state? I've ...
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REST vs RPC for mobile development

As many know, mobile development is skyrocketing these days and, I believe, it affects what we code. To be specific, I am interested in developing web services for a mobile application. I see two ...
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Multiprocess RPC Architecture Design

I am currently working on a project that has client applications communicating with a server process. The client applications could be local to the same machine as the server process, on the same ...
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Why does Java require a servlet container for simple RPC service?

I have a big database controller which is written in Java. The controller reads information from the database, and interprets it into data structures which are then displayed in a CLI. Java was ...
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Building an RPC framework

I'm curious about what it takes to build a simple and robust RPC framework. I've only looked at a few ruby frameworks but they are all lacking in some way. What I want out of an RPC framework is some ...
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How we call an RPC that not only calls external functions but also updates data structures?

I have a simple C++ RPC that lets you have remote class instances that support live members (data structures) update as well as method calls. For example I had a class declared like this (pseudocode): ...
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When are RPC-ish approaches more appropriate than REST?

After watching this talk on REST, Reuse and Serendipity by Steve Vinoski, I wonder if there are business cases in greenfield projects for (XML-)RPC-ish setups, that REST could not solve in a better ...
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Call a script over the network

I have a Python script on a box that I want to call from a Java server, over the network. I know that I can start a server on the Python side and then connect to it from the Java site, but I am trying ...
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Multiplayer Game Listen Servers: Ensuring Integrity

I'm making a simple multiplayer game of Tic Tac Toe in Python using Bridge (its an RPC service built over a message queue - RabbitMQ) and I'd like to structure it so that the client and the server are ...
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User Authentication. Database lookup vs RPC call

If we have more than one service that uses same database - is it ok to move out user authentication on separate server and use RPC calls, instead of traditional database lookup?