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

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Chapter 2. An Overview of CORBA

2.1 Introduction

Computer networks typically are heterogeneous. For example, the internal network of a small software company might be made up of multiple computing platforms. There might be a mainframe that handles transactional database access for order entry, UNIX workstations that supply hardware simulation environments and a software development backbone, personal computers that run Windows and provide desktop office automation tools, and other specialized systems such as network computers, telephony systems, routers, and measurement equipment. Small sections of a given network may be homogeneous, but the larger a network is, the more varied and diverse its composition is likely to be.

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