Author/s : Gerald Brose Andreas Vogel Keith Duddy Publisher : John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Category :Distributed Computing Review by : Nathan Pruett Rating : 9 horseshoes </pre> If you re a Java programmer that needs a good introduction to CORBA, get this book! The Third Edition of Java Programming With CORBA has been updated to cover CORBA 2.3, and much more material has been added. Up-to-date information about CORBA programming in Java has been hard to find. This book explains everything you need to know, and does so with a level of detail that is impressive.
CORBA programming can get confusing with all the acronyms being thrown around: OMA, POAs, IDL, ORBs, PSS, and CCM, just to name a few. This book helps you wade through the alphabet soup, and provides in-depth explanations of exactly what CORBA does, the mapping of IDL to Java, what the ORB provides, how to program a POA, and how to use the Naming, Trading, Event, Notification, Security, and Persistent State Services. Information on security, performance, and scalability is also covered. Lots of code examples are provided throughout the book that will give you a concrete illustration of how to apply the concepts you are learning.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a good introduction to CORBA, or needs to brush up on new features added in CORBA 2.3.