Paperback: 407 pages
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company; 1st edition (January 1998)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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The book is a good primer for the concept of corba. If in your company too everybody suddenly starts to talk about corba and it becomes important to know about the subject, then this book is for you. I found it a readable description that explains the basics, although sometimes it simply tends to list corba functionality. Still the book is small enough to supply you with all you have to know in a reasonable time. If you are a programmer and you want to implement some corba application then stay away from this mere description of a concept.
This book does contain useful reference material on corba, but is incomplete in a number of areas. In particular, I expected to see a summary of IDL and possibly a grammar for the IDL language. Unfortunately, this book contains far less information on IDL than the Orbix manuals, say.Having said that, this book is better than many of the other corba books, but corba books are a bad bunch in general, and none that I have found address the sometimes complex techniques used in practice for error recovery, "persistent" IORs etc.
This is a good book for those who understand client/server or OO programming, but who haven't had exposure to CORBA. The book doesn't give enough depth to serve as a developer's reference guide. But, if you want a solid understanding of all aspects of CORBA without having to read through a 3-inch thick book, this is the book to pick.
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