Rover Mobile Application Toolkit. The Rover toolkit combines relocatable dynamic objects and queued remote procedure calls to provide unique services for ”roving” mobile applications. A relocatable dynamic object is an object with a well-defined interface that can be dynamically loaded into a client computer from a server computer (or vice versa) to reduce client-server communication requirements. Queued remote procedure call is a communication system that permits applications to continue to make non-blocking remote procedure call requests even when a host is disconnected, with requests and responses being exchanged upon network reconnection. The challenges of mobile environments include intermittent connectivity, limited bandwidth, and channel-use optimization. Experimental results from a Rover-based mail reader, calendar program, and two non-blocking versions of World-Wide Web browsers show that Rover’s services are a good match to these challenges. The Rover toolkit also offers advantages for workstation applications by providing a uniform distributed object architecture for code shipping, object caching, and asynchronous object invocation

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  1. Van Cutsem, Tom; Gonzalez Boix, Elisa; Scholliers, Christophe; Lombide Carreton, Andoni; Harnie, Dries; Pinte, Kevin; De Meuter, Wolfgang: Ambienttalk: programming responsive mobile peer-to-peer applications with actors (2014) ioport
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