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JavaBeans Unleashed by Rick Leinecker, Dr. Donald Doherty

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CORBA

Software components written for a variety of computer platforms in a range of programming languages are brought together across the computing enterprise through CORBA, an Open Management Group (OMG) specification. This is made possible through two CORBA technologies: the Object Request Broker (ORB) and the Interface Definition Language (IDL).

For complete information on CORBA, check http://www.omg.org. Java IDL is included for the first time with JDK 1.2. It was, however, available as a separate add-on for JDK 1.1.

Other languages, such as C++, support CORBA, and there are different vendors, such as VisiBroker, that offer variations. One variation is discussed in the next chapter.

Object Request Broker (ORB)

The Object Request Broker (ORB) ...

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