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COM+ Programming: A Practical Guide Using Visual C++ and ATL by Pradeep Tapadiya

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Chapter 1. The Component Model

Constant innovations in computing technology have made a whole host of powerful and sophisticated applications available to users. The sophistication of the applications may include such things as fancy user interfaces or updating a single database or, in a more complex case, different parts of an application communicating with each other across the network, even across different hardware and operating system platforms, and perhaps updating multiple databases. Such sophistication, however, has brought with it many problems for the developers and software vendors. Developing, maintaining, and revising such large and complex software is not only difficult, but is also time-consuming. As such, developers are constantly ...

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