[WEBINAR] Application Acceleration: Faster Performance for End Users


Definition - What does Latecomer mean?

In the context of a groupware system, latecomers are individuals that join a session after a session has started. Typically, a user begins a collaborative session in groupware. To participate in a session, latecomers require a shared state.

Techopedia explains Latecomer

A groupware system requires a basic mechanism that allows latecomers to attain a system's current state via a replay describing how a current state was attained. This mechanism logs modifying events in a history list. This list is replayed to latecomers with a current activity status. If an event depends on external information, it can be difficult to replay a log correctly.

Maintaining history can present two key issues:
  • It can potentially consume too much memory space.
  • A complete replay consumes time.
A replay alternative is a direct state transfer from a supporting site to a latecomer site, which provides latecomer updates more efficiently. If a shared state is maintained, it is easy to support a latecomer with the current state. However, this task becomes difficult if a shared thread is completely or partially replicated.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
"Techopedia" on Twitter

Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting To Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.