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.NET Common Language Runtime Unleashed by Kevin Burton

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Distributed Applications

What does it mean to have a distributed application? When you think about it, you can understand why it has taken so long and will continue to take a long time before a distributed application is the norm. For an application to be truly distributed, it needs to be able to seamlessly communicate with each of its constituent parts. Communication between multiple server applications in a network involves the ability to incorporate the following characteristics into your application:

  • Parts of the application might be physically running locally and parts might be considerably more distant.

  • Parts of the application might require access to code or data that is behind a firewall erected to help ensure the integrity of the network ...

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