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Distributed Systems Architecture: A Middleware Approach
"Distributed Systems Architecture: A Middleware Approach"
Arno Puder, Kay Römer, and Frank Pilhofer
Extended and updated version of the Middleware book. Apart
from being updated to reflect the latest version of MICO, this book
contains new chapters on the Portable Object Adapter (POA),
the CORBA Component Model (CCM), Web Services, as well Ubiquitous Computing.
Table of Contents: (1) Introduction, (2) Basic Concepts, (3)
Introduction to CORBA, (4) µORB, (5) ORB Design, (6)
Interoperability, (7) Object Adapters, (8) Invocation Adapters, (9)
IDL-Compiler, (10) CORBA and Beyond, (A) MICO Installation, (B) MICO
Implementation Overview, (C) MICO Implementation Details, (D) Sample
MICO: An Open Source CORBA Implementation
"MICO: An Open Source CORBA Implementation"
by Arno Puder and Kay Römer
The book includes a comprehensive documentation of MICO from an application programmer's point of view. The accompaning CD contains binaries of MICO as ready to run executables for the following architectures:
The book explains how to install and use MICO. A little tutorial gets
you going with a sample CORBA application. All features of MICO are
well documented both in the manual and in online man-pages. MICO is
fully interoperable with other CORBA implementations, such as Orbix
from Iona or VisiBroker from Borland. The manual contains a
step-by-step procedure showing how to connect MICO with other CORBA
implementations. It even includes sample programs from various CORBA
textbooks to show you all aspects of CORBA.
- Solaris 2.6 on Sun SPARC
- AIX 4.2 on IBM RS/6000
- Linux 2.x on Intel x86
- HP-UX 10.20 on PA-RISC
- Windows 9x/NT on Intel x86
Puder and Römer have achieved a landmark proof of the value of
open-specification, open-source systems. The existence of commercial
products based on the MICO CORBA implementation prove their work; this
book proves their knowledge. You will find both of immense value in
the tough job of building scalable, distributed, heterogeneous
From the Foreword by Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D.
Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group, Inc.
"Middleware für verteilte Systeme" (in German)
by Arno Puder and Kay Römer
The book explains the internal structure of a middleware platform
based on CORBA. Throughout the book the design and architecture of a
middleware platform is described from two different perspectives: the
view of an application programmer (using the middleware) and the view
of a system programmer (implementing the middleware). MICO serves as a
case study to describe a specific architecture using a micro-kernel
approach. The book also serves as a reference to the internals of
MICO. An English translation will soon be available.
Both books can be purchased in Europe from:
dpunkt.verlag für digitale Technologie
69115 Heidelberg, Germany
fax: +49 - 6221 - 47 29 09
and in North America from:
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc.
340 Pine Street, Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104-3205
fax: (415) 982-2665