Synopses & Reviews
COM+, the next generation of COM, DCOM, and MTS, is here! Now best-selling author Roger Sessions offers an unbiased introduction to COM+ and the fascinating world of Component-Oriented Middleware (COMWare). In this book, you'll learn the new features of COM+ and how it fits in with other Microsoft technologies, how COM+ compares to CORBA 3.0 and Enterprise JavaBeans, and how to plan your future N-tier enterprise applications. To demonstrate how Microsoft's middle-tier technologies are being utilized in some of today's largest applications, Sessions then presents three case studies from Dell, Silknet, and Acentris-complete with business requirements, architectural overviews, system benchmarks, and lessons learned.
Whether you're an IT executive planning your company's middle-tier strategy, a programmer trying to understand the new features of COM+, or an analyst interested in the differences between COM+, EJB, and CORBA 3.0, this book is for you.
Advance praise for Roger Sessions's new book:
"Roger has a gift for relating the somewhat esoteric topic of distributed computing to the everyday world. COM+ and the Battle for the Middle Tier provides a fine introduction to the problems addressed by the middle tier and the solutions offered by Microsoft's COM+."- MARY KIRTLAND Program Manager, Microsoft Corp.
"Although I often don't agree with Roger Sessions's opinions and conclusions, I always enjoy reading his work. This book on COM+ is no exception. Roger uses simple real-world scenarios to explain very complex concepts about distributed computing,components, and scalable transaction processing, and his frequent play on words had me laughing out loud. For those who are true believers of the Microsoft way, this book may become your bible. It certainly will provide you with plenty of arguments to defend your technology choice. For those who believe in CORBA and EJB, this book will help you understand the strong appeal that Windows NT and COM+ have. (But keep the faith and don't be swayed.)"- ANNE THOMAS Senior Analyst, Patricia Seybold Group
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"Recommended: Anyone debating whether to chose COM+ or CORBA should buy Sessions" (UNIX NT, January 2001)
An unbiased introduction to COM+ and its relationship with other Microsoft technologies
COM+ is the next generation of COM, DCOM, and MTS. Microsoft's answer to CORBA and Enterprise JavaBeans, COM+ will provide the foundation for all of Microsoft's enterprise technologies, including databases, programming languages, and messaging. This introductory book offers an unbiased overview of COM+ as well as a review of how it works with Microsoft's other technologies, including clusters (Wolfpak), messaging (MSMQ), databases (SQL Server 7), programming languages (Visual Basic 6), and security. It also compares COM+ with its rival technologies, CORBA 3.0 and Enterprise JavaBeans.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION TO COMPONENT-ORIENTED MIDDLEWARE.
The Problems of Commerce.
Transaction Processing Monitors.
COM+ and Friends.
The COM+ Runtime Environment.
The COM+ Services.
Silknet: Treating Customers as People.
Dell: Commerce on the Cheap.
Acentris: Transactional Gusto.
Considering COMWare Technologies.