Re: The Revenge of the Geeks

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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 22:06:57 -0500
On 1/26/2013 8:34 PM, Arved Sandstrom wrote:

On 01/26/2013 02:40 PM, BGB wrote:

On 1/26/2013 5:25 AM, Arved Sandstrom wrote:

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Both CORBA and DCOM are meant for distributed applications. Like Arne
said, both have to do with software components on numerous different
machines, possibly different languages, and having defined interfaces
for RPC. Myself I wouldn't even use the term "server" to explain what
DCOM and CORBA do, not at a high level.

if it is on a different machine, and is providing something for being
accessed over a network, wouldn't that machine be by definition a server?

The terms "client" and "server" are common in discussions of CORBA, yes.
Strictly speaking what you've really got for any given local/remote
method invocation in a CORBA distributed system is an object that
receives the request, and a caller (client) that invokes the method on
the receiving implementation entity - the real server is an Object
Request Broker (ORB). Myself when doing CORBA I prefer to refer to
things as client, servant, ORB etc, and not use the term "server". YMMV.

But then we are down at the EJB, JNDI, EJB client level.

I would call VisiBroker for a server.


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