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

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Chapter 11. Scalability

An enterprise system must be designed to handle hundreds of clients concurrently. Furthermore, each client request should be serviced in a reasonable amount of time. Rather than designing the software to maximize performance, thereby reducing the amount of time to service a single request, the developers have to focus on maximizing throughput—the number of requests that can be serviced in a given amount of time.

COM+ provides many services that make it relatively easy to develop such scalable applications. In the previous chapters we looked at some of them, such as queuing and events, which directly or indirectly help in developing scalable applications. In this chapter, we shall examine several other COM+ mechanisms that ...

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