From the Back Cover
Java and CORBA are merging in cyberspace. Here′s your complete guide to navigating this previously uncharted territory.
Whether you′re a seasoned Java programmer, a distributed objects expert, or looking to be a little bit of both, Client/Server Programming with Java and CORBA gives you the programming know–how you need to combine these two technologies into workable client/server solutions for the Object Web.
Full of working code, tutorials, and design trade–offs, this one–of–a–kind book:
- Covers everything from simple ORBs to object activation
- Uses tutorials and a client/server benchmark to compare CORBA and its competitors—including Java/RMI, Java/DCOM, Sockets, and HTTP/CGI
- Explains in detail Netscape′s ORB: VisiBroker for Java and shows you how to use Caffeine to write CORBA/Java applications without IDL
- Provides a Debit–Credit benchmark for JDBC databases used to compare 2–tier vs. 3–tier client/server solutions
- Includes a Web–based Club Med client/server application using CORBA, Java, JDBC, and applets
- Shows you how to use CORBA′s dynamic facilities such as callbacks, dynamic invocations, object introspection, and the interface repository
- Compares the performance of C++ ORBs with Java ORBs
- Includes a CD–ROM with over 15 Java–based client/server applications
About the Author
Robert Orfali and Dan Harkey are client/server system creators and distributed object consultants for IBM. They also head the CORBA/Java distributed objects master′s program and lab at San Jose State University. They have written numerous bestselling books including The Essential Distributed Objects Survival Guide (Wiley, 1996) and The Essential Client/Server Survival Guide, Second Edition (Wiley, 1996) which won Software Development′s Jolt Award for best book of 1994 in its first edition.