For more information about CORBA, distributed object
computing, and transaction processing, refer to
the following books, specifications, and technical articles. (Many of
the books listed here are available at Amazon.com (external link to the Amazon Web site).)
- Edwards, J., Harkey, D., and Orfali, R. 1997. CORBA,
Java, and the Object Web. BYTE Magazine. October 1997.
- Linthicum, D. 1998. Getting Along: It Doesn't
Have to be All or Nothing When Deciding Between COM and CORBA.DBMS.
- Mowbray, Thomas J. and Malveau, Raphael C.
(Contributor). 1997. CORBA Design Patterns, paperback and
CD-ROM edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- The Common Object Request Broker: Architecture
and Specification . Revision 2.3, February 1998. Published by the
Object Management Group (OMG).
- CORBAservices: Common Object Services
Specification. Revised Edition. Updated: November 1997. Published
by the Object Management Group (OMG).
Distributed Object Computing
- Booch, G. 1994. Object-Oriented Analysis and
Design, Second Edition (Benjamin-Cummings). This second edition of
Booch's book is superb reading. It is also an introduction, but it
emphasizes language constructs, methodology, and notation.
- Cobb, E. 1998. Issues When Making Object
Middleware Scalable. Middleware Spectra, Volume 12, Report 2.
- Cobb, E. What Component Technology Brings to the
- Edwards, J. 1998. Let's Get Serious About
Distributed Computing. Distributed Computing. February 1998.
- Fowler, M. with Scott, K. 1997. UML Distilled,
Applying the Standard Object Modeling Language. Addison-Wesley.
- Gamma, E., Helm, R., Johnson, R., and Vlissides, J.
1995. Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented
Software. Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series.
- Guglielmo, E., and Nainu, M. 1998. Activation
Management of Business Objects. Distributed Computing. April 1998.
- Jacobson, I. 1994. Object-Oriented Software
Engineering: A Use Case Driven Approach. Addison-Wesley.
- McCauley, M. J. OTMs: An Enabling Platform for
Component-based Enterprise Computing.
- Rumbaugh, J., Blaha, M., Premerlani, W., Eddy, F.,
and Loresen, W. 1991. Object-Oriented Modeling and Design.
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- Andrade, J., Carges, M., Dwyer, T., and Felts, S.
1996. The TUXEDO System. Addison Wesley. This well-written
guide is meaty enough for programmers—there’s even real coding
examples—but clear enough to serve as an in-depth tutorial if you are
merely computer literate.
- Bernstein, P., and Newcomer, E. 1997. The
Principles of Transaction Processing. Morgan Kaufmann. This book
provides a good overview of TP monitors and their underlying technology.
- Edwards, J., and DeVoe, D. 1997. 3-Tier
Client/Server At Work. Wiley. This book introduces you to 3-Tier
computing. More importantly, it is one of the few case study books on
the market. It describes the architecture and projects behind eight
large, in-production client/server applications.
- Gray, J., and Reuter, A. 1993. Transaction
Processing Concepts and Techniques. Morgan Kaufmann. This book is
the Bible of transaction processing.
- Homan, P. Transaction Processing Technology -
Production Proven for Mission-Critical Enterprises.
- Orfali, R., Harkey, D., and Edwards, J. 1996. The
Essential Client/Server Survival Guide. Second Edition (Wiley).
This gentle introduction covers all of client/server—from the NOS to TP
Monitors, ORBs, and the Internet.
- "The Impact of Object Technology on Commercial
Transaction Processing," The VLDB Journal(February, 1998) by
Edward Cobb explains how objects meet transaction processing