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Distributed Systems Architecture : A Middleware Approach

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Middleware is the bridge that connects distributed applications across different physical locations, with different hardware platforms, network technologies, operating systems, and programming languages. This book describes middleware from two different perspectives: from the viewpoint of the systems programmer and from the viewpoint of the applications programmer. It focuses on the use of open source solutions for creating middleware and the tools for developing distributed applications. The design principles presented are universal and apply to all middleware platforms, including CORBA and Web Services. The authors have created an open-source implementation of CORBA, called MICO, which is freely available on the web. MICO is one of the most successful of all open source projects and is widely used by demanding companies and institutions, and has also been adopted by many in the Linux community.
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  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 884.5g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 1558606483
  • 9781558606487

Table of contents

Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Basic Concepts; 3 Introduction to CORBA; 4 ORB; 5 ORB Design; 6 Interoperability; 7 Object Adapters; 8 Invocation Adapters; 9 IDL compiler; 10 CORBA and Beyond; Appendix A MICO Installation; B Mico Implementation Overview; C Mico Implementation Details; D Sample Application; List of Figures; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
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"Einstein famously posited, 'Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.' This modern corollary to Occam's Razor is often honored in the breach, especially the final three words, and especially in the IT industry. Distributed systems, like security and error handling, are inherently difficult, and no amount of layered abstraction will overcome that simple fact. A deep understanding of what makes distributed systems architecture different from monolithic systems architecture is critically important in a networked world of services such as that promised by Service Oriented Architecture, and Puder, Römer and Pilhofer deliver that deep understanding in a straightforward, step-by-step fashion, from the inside out as simple as possible, but not simpler. Every application developer today is a distributed systems developer, and this book therefore belongs on the bookshelf of every developer, architect and development manager. Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D., chairman and CEO, Object Management Group, Inc.
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"A deep understanding of what makes distributed systems architecture different from monolithic systems architecture is critically important in a networked world of services such as that promised by Service Oriented Architecture, and Puder, Roemer and Pilhofer deliver that deep understanding in a straightforward, step-by-step fashion, from the inside out as simple as possible, but not simpler. Every application developer today is a distributed systems developer, and this book therefore belongs on the bookshelf of every developer, architect and development manager." Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D., chairman and CEO, Object Management Group, Inc.
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About Arno Puder

Arno Puder received his master's degree in computer science from the University of Kaiserslautern and his Ph.D. from the University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany. After working for Deutsche Telekom AG and AT&T Labs, he is currently a professor of computer science at San Francisco State University. His special interests include distributed systems and wireless sensor networks. Kay Roemer is currently a senior researcher and lecturer at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). He received his Ph.D. in computer science from ETH with a thesis on sensor networks. Kay holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany. His research interests encompass sensor networks, software infrastructures for ubiquitous computing, and middleware for distributed systems. Frank Pilhofer received his masters in computer science from the University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany. After completing MICO's CORBA Components implementation, he joined Mercury Computer Systems, where he now works on component-based, real-time data streaming middleware for Software Radio.
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