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OMG/CORBA: an object-oriented middleware

Emmerich, W; (2002) OMG/CORBA: an object-oriented middleware. In: Marciniak, J, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Software Engineering. (pp. 902-907). John Wiley & Sons

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An increasing number of systems have a distributed software architecture. The main focus of this paper is on OMG/CORBA, a widely recognized middleware standard for heterogeneous and distributed system construction. We discuss CORBA's object model and its representation in the OMG interface definition language (IDL). We show how distributed system components written in different programming languages can be integrated using CORBA's programming language bindings to IDL. We distinguish static and dynamic invocations and sketch the higher-level services that are defined for CORBA. The paper concludes by indicating recent standardization efforts on CORBA undertaken by the OMG.

Type: Book chapter
Title: OMG/CORBA: an object-oriented middleware
ISBN: 0471377376
Additional information: Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 5th Jul 2005
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/37094
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