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Indus: A New Platform For Ubiquitous Computing (02 Oct 2005)
Why is a new programming language required for ubiquitous, adaptive computing ? That is often the first question that needs answering. For client-server applications that execute on networks with mostly static topology, code for aspects such as synchronization, concurrency, parallelism and distribution are all written together with business logic, which leads to tangled code. Indus, by design, model application systems as concurrently executing processes (agents) that compose components (reusable static code) and coordinate with each other to execute application functionality over a network.
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