ZUNINO SUAREZ Alejandro Octavio
m-JGRIM: A Novel Middleware for Gridifying Java Applications into Mobile Grid Services (Indexed SCI, IF JCR2010=0.573)
MATEOS, C.; ZUNINO, A.; CAMPO, M.
SOFTWARE: PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE
John Wiley & Sons
Año: 2010 vol. 40 p. 331 - 331
The benefits of Grids for building massively distributed applications have been broadly acknowledged. However, the high complexity of developing Grid applications compromises the widespread adoption of the paradigm. In a previous paper (Future Gener. Comput. Syst. 2008; 24(2):99118), we have described JGRIM, a method for easily gridifying Java applications, based on non-invasively injecting Grid functionality into ordinary code through Dependency Injection (DI). DI is similar to the Inversion of Control notion of object-oriented frameworks and allows external services providing certain functionality to be injected into application components that require these services without affecting the components´ implementation. In this paper, we briefly revisit JGRIM and present m-JGRIM, a novel Java middleware that materializes JGRIM concepts by transforming ordinary applications into entities called Mobile Grid Services, i.e. gridified applications with mobile capabilities that live within a Grid. We also provide an evaluation of the performance of m-JGRIM. Grid practitioners should find this paper useful in having an assessment of the practical benefits and costs of gridifying applications with the middleware, and a down-to-earth description of JGRIM, whose advantages for Grid-enabling applications from a software engineering perspective have been already evaluated in (Future Gener. Comput. Syst. 2008; 24(2):99118).