Instant CORBA

Robert Orfali, Dan Harkey, Jeri Edwards

Distributed CORBA Objects have found their killer app.

It's the Object Web—or the marriage of distributed objects and the Internet. The major computing companies—including Sun, JavaSoft, IBM, Netscape, Apple, Oracle, BEA, and HP—have chosen CORBA IIOP as their common way to connect distributed objects across the Internet and intranets. Consequently, CORBA is about to become as ubiquitous as TCP/IP.

Instant CORBA is your quick guide to understanding this revolutionary new technology. If you're in a real hurry, this book even provides a condensed tour that will make you CORBA literate in four hours or less.

Written in a friendly and witty style, this comprehensive book covers:

  • The Object Web—or how CORBA/IIOP, Java, and the Internet are coming together
  • Everything you need to know about a CORBA 2.0 ORB
  • The 15 CORBA Object Services—including Transactions, Trader, Security, Naming, Events, Time, and Collections. These services provide the next step in the evolution of distributed objects.
  • CORBA's Dynamic Object Facilities such as Callbacks, Dynamic Invocations, Object Introspection, and the Interface Repository
  • Next-generation ORB technology-including CORBA 3.0's. Messaging, Pass-by-Value, and Server-Side Frameworks
  • The marriage of CORBA with MOM and TP Monitors
  • Forthcoming CORBA attractions such as mobile agents, shippable places, and the business object framework
  • Products such as Iona's OrbixWeb, Netscape/Visigenic's VisiBroker, and Sun's NEO/JOE.

The authors have written many best-selling books, including The Essential Distributed Objects Survival Guide and The Essential Client/Server

Survival Guide, Second Edition, which won Software Development's Jolt Award for the best book of 1994, in its first edition. Their most recent book is Client/Server Programming with Java and CORBA.

Robert Orfali and Dan Harkey are distributed object consultants for IBM. They also head the CORBA/Java Distributed Objects MS Program and Lab at San Jose State University. Jeri Edwards is the VP of Strategy and Product Planning at BEA Systems—the makers of Tuxedo.

Table of Contents

  • Client/Server, CORBA-Style.
  • The Object Web: CORBA Meets Java.
  • Meet the CORBA/Java ORBs.
  • The Static CORBA.
  • The Dynamic CORBA.
  • The Existential CORBA.
  • Metadata: Who Am I?
  • CORBA Services: Naming, Life Cycle, and Events.
  • CORBA Services: Object Trader.
  • CORBA Services: Transactions and Concurrency.
  • CORBA Services: Object Security.
  • CORBA Services: Persistence and Externalization.
  • CORBA Services: Query and Collections.
  • CORBA Services: Object Relationships and Time.
  • CORBA Services: Licensing and Properties.
  • CORBA ORBs: The State of the Union.
  • CORBA: The Next Generation.
  • The Object Web II Vision.
  • Where to Go for More Information.
  • Index.

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Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Wiley Computer Books


ISBN 0471183334
336 pages
March, 1997

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