Tagged: distributed systems

Send code, not data

There are times when it is more appropriate to send a chunk of code to another machine rather than receive a large amount of data. One would think this would be more practical with portable languages running on the CLR or JVM. One should be able to serialize a method,┬áthen regenerate the method on another machine. Fortunately, this post describes how to generate a DynamicMethod from a MethodInfo in .NET. The next step is to serialize the MethodInfo instance, which looks a bit tricky. I’m still looking into that.