Middleware and Application Software
In This Chapter
• Defining middleware
• Defining application software
• Introducing real-world networking and Java examples of middleware
• Introducing real-world networking and Java examples used in application software
The line between middleware and application software has been historically blurred. Furthermore, at this time, there is no formal consensus on how embedded systems middleware should be defined within the embedded system industry. Thus, until such time that there is a consensus, this chapter takes a more practical approach of introducing both middleware and application software together. The remaining sections of this chapter define middleware and application software concepts, and provide ...