CHAPTER 10

CORBA AND BEYOND

The final chapter provides an overview of some advanced aspects of CORBA as well as other topics unrelated to CORBA. We first discuss the CORBA Component Model in Section 10.1. This latest addition to the CORBA specification introduces the notion of components. In Section 10.2 we give a brief overview of Web Services that have become popular in recent years. We provide a brief comparison between Web Services and CORBA. Section 10.3 gives an introduction to a whole new class of middleware technologies—middleware for ubiquitous computing. We provide an overview of this exciting area, which is still subject to active research endeavors.

10.1 CORBA COMPONENTS

CORBA 3.0 introduced the CORBA Component Model (CCM), which ...

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