Java in the management sphere, Part 2

Java enters the management arena with JMX and Java DMK

In the first part of this series, I introduced the first layer of contextual groundwork for the union between Java and management -- defining the management space, acknowledging its history and legacy, and setting the stage for Java's entrance into it. This month, I'll proffer the next layer with a look at Java's history, and then explain how Sun pioneered its Java management efforts with two technologies -- JMAPI and Java DMK -- and ultimately developed Java Management Extensions. If you're a regular JavaWorld reader, you probably know enough about Java's history, so I will merely provide a brief account as a preface. (For an in-depth historical account, see "Java Technology: An Early History" by Jon Byous in Resources.)

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