[Biojava-l] Naming & Directory

Matthew Pocock mrp@sanger.ac.uk
Thu, 15 Nov 2001 17:05:51 +0000

I'm just playing with jndi. We have recurrent serialization issues with 
alphabets, especialy those that aren't 'WellKnown' instances. One way 
out of this is to pass alphabet identities arround using some 
naming-and-directory service. Of course, the usual tricks with making 
RMI think that unique coppies of alphabets exist in multiple VMs should 
still all work (and then we should /realy/ be propogating novel 
alphabets using jndi using the same mechanism .. ugg).

Has anybody burned their fingers badly with jndi, or does it work out of 
the box? I'm just working through the sun tutorial at the moment.

We will probably want to be naming friendly for a wide range of BioJava 
resources (sequences, and dbs to name but two), and jndi seems to have a 
clean abstraction between the api and the implementation.

All comments welcome