Issue No. 06 - June (2000 vol. 33)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.846321
<p>Ideally, according to the author, a real-time distributed programming method should be based on a general high-level style that could be easily accommodated by application programmers using C++ and Java. If such a method were to exist, these programmers could specify the interactions among distributed components and the timing requirements of various actions without expending much effort.</p> <p>Facilitating high-level, high-precision, real-time object programming by establishing some form of language tools has consequently become a subject of great interest to the embedded systems community.</p> <p>This article focuses on application programming interfaces (APIs) that take the form of C++ and Java class libraries and support high-level, high-precision, real-time object programming without requiring new language translators. These APIs wrap the services of the real-time object execution engines, which consist of hardware, node OSs, and middleware; they enable convenient high-level programming almost to the extent that a new real-time object language can. The author explains the API's fundamental features, how they interact among real-time objects, and how multicast channels and real-time multi-cast APIs contribute.</p>
K. (. Kim, "APIs for Real-Time Distributed Object Programming," in Computer, vol. 33, no. , pp. 72-80, 2000.