Enterprise CORBA

Enterprise CORBA

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A guide for C++ Corba programmers to building largescale Corba Systems. Will cover design, architecture and implementation issues. Topics covered include: Corba and UML, multithreading and Orbix Object Request Broker, Corba and fault tolerance, Corba and database integration, Corba and transaction processing, and finally Corba and messaging.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 521.63g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130839639
  • 9780130839633

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. How the Book is Organized. CORBA Compliance. Acknowledgments. Part 1: Foundations. 1. Introduction. Overview. Short Glossary of Terms. Graphical Notation. 2. CORBA Revisited. The Evolution of CORBA. BOA vs. POA Generation. The Invocation Lifecycle. The Object Lifecycle. Summary. 3. CORBA Services Revisited. Core Services. Database Integration and Transaction Processing. Scalability Issues. Summary. 4. Overview of a Simple Example. Introduction. The StockWatch Component. The Portfolio Manager Component. 5. Performance Considerations. Performance Implications of IDL Design. Transferring Large Amounts of Data. Part 2: Core Services. 6. Object Location. A Model for Locating Objects. CORBA Object Location Services. Other Ways to Locate Objects. Selecting An Object Location Mechanism. Selecting Objects For Publication. 7. Messaging. CORBA and Messaging. ORB Support for Messaging. The Need for Message-Oriented Middleware. Existing Message-Oriented Middleware Products. Related CORBA Services. Multicast Messaging. Summary. 8. Security. Security Concepts. Enterprise System Security Requirements and Policies. CORBA Security. Solutions for the Real World. Part 3: Database Integration and Transaction Processing. 9. Object Persistence. Introduction. Accessing Relational Databases. Object/Relational Mapping. Object Databases. Data Consistency. Summary. 10. Database Integration. System Architectures. Related OMG Work. Integration Aspects. CORBA Business Objects. ODBMS. CORBA Relationship Service. CORBA Query Service. Application-Specific Solutions. Tradeoffs. Stateless Servants. Stateful Servants. Database Adapters. The Billion-Object CORBA System. 11. Transactions in a CORBA Environment. Two-Tier vs. Three-Tier Architectures. Client-Controlled vs. Server-Controlled Transactions. Server-Controlled Transactions. Client-Controlled Transactions. Summary. 12. Distributed Transaction Processing. Transaction Processing. CORBA Object Transaction Service. Advanced Transaction Models. Summary. 13. User Sessions. Short-Lived and Long-Lived Transactions. Concurrency Control. Sessions in a Three-Tier Environment. Case Study: Insurance Contract Manager. Summary. Part 4: Scalability Issues. 14. Managing Server Resources. Memory Management. Connection Management. Thread Management. 15. Load Balancing. The Need for Load Balancing. Application Partitioning. Replication. Replication Mechanisms. Replication Frameworks. Measuring the cost of load balancing. Summary. 16. Fault Tolerance. What Is Fault Tolerance? Current CORBA Support for Fault Tolerance. Fault Tolerance and Replication. Case Study: High-Availability CORBA System. Future CORBA Support for Fault Tolerance. Summary. 17. System Management and Maintenance. System Management. Managing the Active System. System Infrastructure Maintenance. Summary. Part 5: Engineering CORBA Systems. 18. Consequences for the Engineering Process. CORBA and the Software Engineering Process. CORBA Component Model. Modeling CORBA Components. Mapping Modeling Artifacts to Implementations. Summary. 19. Automating the Engineering Process. CASE. Code Generation. Process Wizards. Summary. 20. Conclusion. The Complexity Remains. But There Is Hope On The Horizon. References. Index.
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"Enterprise CORBA is not so much about doing things in CORBA as it is about doing things in CORBA that are not easy to do, but that have to be done to make a project deployable. This is refreshing. CORBA technology is deep enough that most books concentrate on what CORBA does and does well. The authors of Enterprise CORBA " - Jack Woehr, Dr. Dobbs Electronic Review of Computer Books
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About Dirk Slama

Dirk Slama, Jason Garbis, and Perry Russell are developers at Iona Technologies (Cambridge, MA, and Dublin, Ireland), whose Orbix object request broker leads the market. Jason Garbis Perry Russell
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