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

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Chapter 4. Essence of COM+

In the previous chapters, we built the foundation of the component object model. By providing the ability to link components dynamically and by standardizing the communication interface between the components to a binary level, we provided a way for software developers to reuse code without regard to the compiler or programming language.

Although COM provides a good infrastructure for developers to create software products, it does not alleviate the problems of developing enterprise systems—applications that are used in large organizations such as banks, airlines, insurance companies, and hospitals. The development complexity arises from the extra enterprise-level requirements such as scalability, robustness, security, ...

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