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Title:Advanced CORBA Programming with C++
This book sets standards; anyone seriously thinking of
writing should read this book and gasp in awe at the way this book
works. Every section builds upon the last. For example, IDL is
introduced and explained to the reader. Then a climate control
system is defined and written in IDL. Then the IDL to C++ mapping is
introduced. This is followed by the client side C++ mapping with the
climate control system IDL as illustration, then the client is
implemented. This is repeated with the server-side mapping to
produce the climate-control server. Simple transitions like this
make the book so good - the book itself mirrors the development
processes involved, introducing what you need to know at each stage,
instead of flooding the user with information. After being taken
through the production of a simple system, the mechanisms of CORBA
are introduced and discussed.
The naming, trading and event services get thorough treatment with
over 200 pages of quality material between them. If that isn't
enough for you, the authors have saved the best for dessert; the
Power CORBA chapter considers multithreading, performance and
scalability issues not touched by previous CORBA books.
As if that wasn't enough to get your mouth watering, the book deals
with standards; standard C++ and standard CORBA (version 2.3 - the
CORBA examples are vendor independent). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.