A framework for P2P application development

James Walkerdine, Danny Hughes, Paul Rayson, John Simms, Kiel Gilleade, John Mariani, Ian Sommerville

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Although Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing has become increasingly popular over recent years, there still exist only a very small number of application domains that have exploited it on a large scale. This can be attributed to a number of reasons including the rapid evolution of P2P technologies, coupled with their often-complex nature. This paper describes an implemented abstraction framework that seeks to aid developers in building P2P applications. A selection of example P2P applications that have been developed using this framework are also presented. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-401
Number of pages15
JournalComputer Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2008


  • Peer-to-Peer
  • abstraction
  • application development


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