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Distributed and Mobile Programming Paradigms - Lab sessions


This site covers the lab sessions for the Distributed and Mobile Programming Paradigms course. In each session, students implement small applications in the AmbientTalk distributed programming language. The exercises start from the basics of the AmbientTalk language and gradually introduce how to program distributed applications running on mobile devices.

During these exercises, students apply the concepts seen in the seminar part of the course to software development. For example, they get hands-on experience with guards, asynchronous message passing, distributed programming with tuple spaces, and peer-to-peer networks. They also deploy some of their application on real devices such as Android phones.

See the official course site at PointCarré for more information on the course itself.


Course lecturer: Wolfgang De Meuter
Assistants: Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Jorge Vallejos
Room 1E.05 (Mac room)
Time slot 2st Semester, Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00
Communication Via PointCarré



Here comes a temporary schedule for the lab sessions. Assignments and solutions will be published before and after each session, respectively.

  • Session 1: First steps in AmbientTalk
    • Date: Week 23 - 21/02/12
    • Concepts: Functional, imperative and object-oriented programming.
  • Session 2: First steps in AmbientTalk (Cont’d)
    • Date: Week 24 - 28/02/12
    • Concepts: Functional, imperative and object-oriented programming.
  • Session 3: Internet Cafe
    • Date: Week 25 - 06/03/12
    • Concepts: concurrent programming with actors, future-typed message passing,guards, unit testing.
  • Session 4: weScribble on Android phones
    • Date: Week 26 - 13/03/12
    • Concepts: distributed programming, language symbiosis with Java and Android.
  • Session 5: Mobile Music Player
    • Date: Week 27 - 20/03/12
    • Concepts: insight in language support for partial failures, conditional synchronization with futures.
  • Session 6: Flikken in TOTAM
    • Date: Week 28 - 27/03/12
    • Concepts: distributed programming with tuple spaces.
  • Session 7: BeerNet
    • Date: Week 28 - 30/03/12 (to be confirmed)
    • Concepts: Peer-to-peer architectures, distributed hash tables.
  • Session 8: goShopping
    • Date: Week 31 - 17/04/12
    • Concepts: distributed debugging with REME-D.
  • Session 9: Omnireferences
    • Date: Week 32 - 24/04/12
    • Concepts: Reflective programming in AmbientTalk, group communication abstractions.
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