JavaSpaces NetBeans: a linda workbench for distributed programming course


In this paper we introduce the JavaSpaces NetBeans IDE (JSN) which integrates the JavaSpaces technology, an implementation of Linda principles in Java, with the NetBeans IDE. JSN is a didactic tool for practical assignments during distributed programming courses. It hides advanced aspects of JavaSpaces configuration and lets students focus on interprocess coordination. An important component of JSN is a distributed debugger which can help to make concurrent programming classes easier to understand and more compelling.