|Oracle8i CORBA Developer's Guide and Reference
Release 3 (8.1.7)
Part Number A83722-01
This section lists some resources that you can access to get more information about CORBA and about CORBA application development using Java.
The ORB and some of the CORBA services supplied with Oracle8i JServer are based on VisiBroker for Java code licensed from Inprise. Programming with VisiBroker, by D. Pedrick et al. (John Wiley and Sons, 1998), provides both an introduction to CORBA development from the VisiBroker point of view and an in-depth look at the VisiBroker CORBA environment.
Client/Server Programming with Java and CORBA, by R. Orfali and D. Harkey (John Wiley and Sons, 1998), covers CORBA development in Java. This book also uses the VisiBroker implementation for its examples.
You should be aware that the examples published in both of these books require some modification to run in the Oracle8i ORB. It is better to start off using the examples in the Appendices to this Guide, which are more extensive than the examples in the books cited and demonstrate all the features of Oracle8i CORBA. See also Appendix B, "Comparing the Oracle8i JServer and VisiBroker VBJ ORBs" for a discussion of the major differences between VisiBroker for Java and the Oracle8i implementation.
You can download specifications for CORBA 2.0 and for CORBA services from links available at the following web site:
Documentation on Inprise's VisiBroker for Java product is available at: