The Common Object Request Broker Architecture

The CORBA specification, which is the core part of the OMA, describes the basic infrastructure for making object-oriented remote procedure calls. This section presents a conceptual overview of CORBA, covering the following topics:

  • Remote procedure calls

  • CORBA requirements

  • The OMG interface definition language

  • The Internet inter-ORB protocol

  • Basic CORBA concepts

  • Locating and activating servers

  • Finding CORBA objects

  • Dynamic CORBA

Remote Procedure Calls

Throughout the 1980s, remote procedure call (RPC) technology was developed and began to be used widely. The two most popular kinds of RPC are SUN RPC and distributed computing environment (DCE) RPC.

To the application that calls it, a remote procedure call ...

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