|The JDC is pleased to present a chapter from Distributed Programming with Java by Qusay H. Mahmoud, published by Manning Press.|
This book provides a tutorial for building distributed applications with Java technology using different paradigms including Sockets, RMI, CORBA (using VisiBroker), and Mobile Agents (using Voyager). The programs throughout the book give you an excellent starting point for writing your own distributed applications for the Java platform. The book makes it easy to compare the different technologies for building distributed applications by using the same set of examples throughout the book.
Chapter 11, "Overview of CORBA," presents an overview of the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), its architecture, and applications. It discusses the components of CORBA, its services and facilities, as well as the new features of CORBA 3.0.
Qusay H. Mahmoud has written many technical articles for JavaWorld, Java Developer's Journal, Visual J++ Informant and others. He also served as a judge for JavaWorld Editors' Choice Awards '97 and '98.