Series: Addison-Wesley Object Technology
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman; 1st edition (September 10, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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I agree with other reviewers who have said that this book lacks issue for developers. The examples, and diagrams, are absolutely atrocious. In addition, I don't think that it offers a decent overview of CORBA. Indeed, the information is all there (that is, overview info), but it is embedded in a dry, repetitive, and big-worded style. Also, I wish that writers would someday learn what a split infinitive is, in order for them __to hopefully stop__ using them all the time!Some good titles coming out soon. Let's hope.-Nathan
What it is: A good introduction to what CORBA is and what it offers. The sections on the services and the IDL should provide a nice summary for the technical manager. The descriptions and comparisons of other distributed technologies are informative, and the systems engineering section is littered with information a manager needs to consider for a distributed development effort, with or without CORBA. What it is not: The book does not provide much for the developer. It does not contain any nuts and bolts insight for the new developer, but does state that their is approx 6 mo. rampup required. Overall: I thought that this is a book which should be read by any new manager and developer considering CORBA. Likely to be a reference for a manager and less to a developer, but definitely worth reading. A good companion book to this (opinion) would be Java Programming with CORBA, Vogel - Duddy (ISBN 0-471-17986-8) Small quip : Smalltalk community would appreciate "Smalltalk" instead of "SmallTalk".
This is a good book for a broad overview. Essentially, it is an executive summary in book form. The content is complete and useful, but the style is dry and the presentation uninspired. This is the bran-flakes of CORBA: good for you, but not particularly enjoyable. It is also almost useless for developers (but it doesn't seem to be targeted towards them either).
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