Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (February 11, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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I do not recommend this book at all. It is poorly written with a lot of errors and with no continuity from topic to topic. The descriptions about methods in the book are not useful at all. The book is apparently a verbatim copy of JAVA programming with CORBA. The authors did not even have the respect to the reader to replace the word JAVA by C++, in a number of places the book talks about JAVA. I do not recommend this book at all. I hope the editors at Wiley pay more attention to the books they send to the printing press. The time I spend reading this book was a total waste not to mention the money I paid.
I wanted to learn corba with this book but I realized that I have to rely on other sources to learn about it. This book contains excerpts from a book about corba with java and not c++, where the reference to java was not even removed and replaced by c++. Furthermore even as the unexperienced reader in corba I found many mistakes in this book regarding object and function definitions.
I'm a novice at CORBA and this book didn't prep me properly. Examples seemed to be Java examples ported over to C++. It was more of a reference than a learning tool. I've looked over the CORBA spec and a lot of the material from the spec is in the book almost verbatim.
I was very disappointed with this book. Obviously the book is written in a rush. The whole content is not carefully written. Some parts are confusing. If you want to get some pieces of code, maybe you can take a look. However, if you want to learn CORBA in C++, this is definitely not a good book.