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Jini

(networking)
/jee'nee/ Sun's Java-based system for networking home appliances, desktop computers and other kinds of consumer electronics.

http://java.sun.com/products/jini/.

Jini

Pronounced "gee-nee." A Java-based distributed computing environment originally from Sun in which devices plugged into the network automatically offer their services. Jini creates a "network dialtone" allowing, for example, a laptop to be plugged in and immediately use printers and other resources. It turns "peripherals into services," so that when a disk drive is plugged in, it becomes a storage service rather than just a drive. Jini was taken over by Apache and became the Apache River project. See JavaSpaces and zero configuration.
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Bill Joy uses a telephone analogy to simplify how Jini works.
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I am a Church person, and Jini was christened in Church, and if the Church were nearer, she would be attending that Sunday school.
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Jini technology assumes a changing network, in terms of both the components that make up the network and the way these components interact.
Sun Microsystems has unveiled a computing model for the 21st century - its Jini software that may ultimately connect everything from handheld computers to dishwashers to espresso machines.