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Sams Teach Yourself J2EE™ in 21 Days by Peter Roxburgh, Andy Longshaw, Debbie Law, Dan Haywood, Martin Bond

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Introducing CORBA

The Object Management Group (OMG) defines the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), an architecture that allows you to build distributed objects and services. The architecture is independent of any particular language implementation or system architecture. Thus, you can write remote objects in one language, say C++, and then consume them from a client object written in yet another language, such as Java. Because the CORBA standard allows communication between seemingly disparate languages, applications, and systems, it is quite extensive. However, to understand how CORBA works, there are four main aspects of the architecture that you should appreciate:

  • Interface Definition Language (IDL)

  • Object Request Broker (ORB) ...

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