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Advanced CORBA® Programming with C++ by Steve Vinoski, Michi Henning

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Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Introduction

CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) is now well established in the mainstream of software development and has found phenomenal industry acceptance. CORBA is supported on almost every combination of hardware and operating system in existence. It is available from a large number of vendors (even as freeware), supports a large number of programming languages, and is now being used to create mission-critical applications in industries as diverse as health care, telecommunications, banking, and manufacturing. The increasing popularity of CORBA has created a corresponding increase in demand for software engineers who are competent in the technology.

Naturally, CORBA has had to evolve and grow ...

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