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Enterprise Application Integration by David S. Linthicum

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Chapter 10. Distributed Objects and EAI

 

The danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart as men, but we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway.

 
 --Bernard Avishai

Depending on the goal, distributed objects could have nothing to do with EAI—or everything. On the scene for nearly a decade, distributed objects technology creates an infrastructure to share methods by providing an additional location for application processing and for interoperability among processes. It provides a standard mechanism to access shared objects, objects that run on any number of servers. Distributed objects technology also provides access to any number of shared methods. As such, it is applicable to method-level EAI.

In the context of EAI, distributed ...

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