3.2. Application components

Application components are those that a developer will actually have to program, whether manually or with the aid of tools. The other features of the programming model represent services that the developer can use when coding an application component. The language used to develop a given application component will depend in large part upon the “tier” where the component will be executed at runtime.

For example, browser-based components will tend to use tag and script-oriented languages, while Web application server components will tend towards Java. Enterprise server components may use a variety of languages other than just Java, such as C, C++, COBOL and the like, so we will focus on the distributed object server, ...

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