Dextrus Prosoft as Project JXTA Spotlight Company

Dextrus Prosoft is featured under developer spotlight on the Project JXTA website for next two weeks. Our current open source product “SENTINEL” is part of that spotlight. To learn more about our open source projects please visit here.

Some FAQs about JXTA
Q: What is Project JXTA?

A: Project JXTA started as a research project incubated at Sun Microsystems under the guidance of Bill Joy and Mike Clary. Its goal is to explore a vision of distributed network computing using peer-to-peer topology, and to develop basic building blocks and services that would enable innovative applications for peer groups. The project specification and implementation code can be found at This open source project is licensed under the Apache Software License, encouraging others to join in the effort. The project is evolving daily.

Q: What does “JXTA” stand for?

A: JXTA is short for Juxtapose, as in side by side. It is a recognition that peer to peer is juxtapose to client server or Web based computing — what is considered today’s traditional computing model.

Q: What is peer-to-peer (P2P)?

A: Peer-to-peer is a style of computing that allows any device to interact with any other computer on the network. In effect, P2P turns every device into both a client and a server, enabling a much more symmetrical and decentralized communications model for applications, services and users.

For more FAQs, please visit Project JXTA.

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