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Press Release: May 11, 1999

Learning DCOM: Mastering Distributed Components on Windows

SEBASTOPOL, CA--DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model) is a recent upgrade of a time-honored and well-tested technology promoted by Microsoft for distributed object programming. Now that components are playing a larger and larger part in Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000, Windows programmers need to understand the technology. DCOM is a rich and robust method (competing with CORBA) for creating expandable and flexible components, allowing you to plug in new parts conveniently and upgrade without the need for code changes to every program that uses your component.

A new O'Reilly book, Learning DCOM, by Thuan L. Thai, introduces C++ programmers to DCOM and gives them the basic tools they need to write secure, maintainable programs. Learning DCOM clearly describes the C++ code needed to create distributed components and the communications exchanged between systems and objects. It provides a guide to Visual C++ development tools and wizards, and insight for performance tuning, debugging, and understanding what the system is doing with your code.

"Learning DCOM is not just about distributed computing," says author Thuan L. Thai, "it is about building better software modules that can peacefully co-exist and collaborate with one another regardless of who has developed them."

For more information on the book, including Table of Contents and index, see:


Learning DCOM
By Thuan L. Thai
1st Edition April 1999 (US)
1-56592-581-5, 502 pages, $32.95 (US$)

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