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JavaBeans Unleashed by Rick Leinecker, Dr. Donald Doherty

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Java IDL

Java IDL stands for a whole set of packages and tools, including the Interface Definition Language (IDL), that is part of the core Java platform. There are four major components that form the Java IDL:

  • The idltojava Compiler

  • Java IDL ORB

  • Java IDL Transient Name Server

  • Java IDL Packages

Note

IDL is also known as OMG IDL for the Object Management Group Interface Definition Language. The Object Management Group (OMG) is the organization that developed the CORBA specifications along with IDL. You can visit the OMG Web site at http://www.omg.org/.

The idltojava Compiler

The idltojava compiler automatically maps interfaces you wrote in IDL to Java interfaces. You feed the idltojava compiler an IDL file and it creates Java files containing interfaces ...

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