! URL : http://iamwww.unibe.ch/~gertsch/lic.html Author : Juerg Gertsch (firstname.lastname@example.org) Created: 22-October-96 -->
The thesis deals with an approach in the field of mobile code systems within networking environments. We discuss special stateless mobile software entities and describe a basic software layer in order to deal with such stateless mobile components. We use such abstractions in order to attain adaptability and openness during system's run-time.
We introduce the notion "fruitlet" for such special stateless mobile component and show a prototype of a basic software architecture/environment in order to host "fruitlets".
The middle part of the thesis deals with a prototype implementation of our technology. We use the Java programming language as the implementation language.
The last part of the thesis describes the implementation of a few examples
developed with our technology. These examples show applications which are
dynamically extendable in a restricted way during run-time and startup-time
with stateless mobile components. Furthermore, such applications can also
exchange software parts under some circumstances during run-time.