Chapter 17.  Modeling Components with COM/DCOM

The Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) and Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) offer a Microsoft Windows platform-dependent way to build nondistributed and distributed components, respectively. Java-based DCOM clients and servers can be built and hosted inside of the Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (MSJVM). The MSJVM offers a link to the COM and DCOM library dependence on binary interfacing with the Windows platform. This chapter provides an overview of the COM and DCOM component models and how Java-based applications can interface with such models.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • The basic architecture ...

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