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The Complete Book of Middleware




ISBN 9780849312724
Published March 5, 2002 by Auerbach Publications
304 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

The challenges of designing, building, and maintaining large-scale, distributed enterprise systems are truly daunting. Written for all IT professionals, The Complete Book of Middleware will aid in resolving new business objectives, new technologies, and vendor disputes. This book focuses on the essential principles and priorities of system design and emphasizes the new requirements brought forward by the rise of e-commerce and distributed integrated systems.

This reference highlights the changes to middleware technologies and standards. It offers a concise overview of middleware technology alternatives and distributed systems. Many increasingly complex examples are incorporated throughout and the book concludes with guidelines on the practice of IT architecture. Performance considerations such as caching and monitoring are reviewed and the appendix includes middleware resources and new modeling standards.

The scope includes traditional middleware and also next-generation techniques that serve to glue disparate systems in the ever-expanding world of distributed network systems. Provided with concepts, principles, and alternatives discussed in The Complete Book of Middleware, systems architects, systems analysts, systems designers, systems developers, and programmers, can proceed with greater confidence in designing complex enterprise systems.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
DISTRIBUTED TRANSACTION AND MESSAGING MIDDLEWARE
Remote Procedure Call
Microsoft Messaging Queuing
Distributed Processing Middleware
IBM MQSeries
OBJECT-ORIENTED MIDDLEWARE: CORBA 3
Introduction
CORBA Release Summary
Organizational Structure
What Is New? CORBA
CORBA Object Services
Other Supporting Facilities
OMG Technology Committee
Work-in-Progress Status
Modeling Specifications
MICROSOFT'S STUFF
Introduction
.NET Architecture
Open.Net
SOAP
Microsoft Transaction Server
MSMQ in Windows XP
Windows 2000 Datacenter
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Family Management Services
Microsoft Management Strategy
EVER-EXPANDING JAVA WORLD
Introduction
Enterprise JavaBeans
Java 2 Enterprise Edition
Java Messaging Service
Java Naming and Directory Interface
Java Media Framework
Java APIs: XML Messaging, XML Parsing, and Data Binding
JXTA Project
JavaSpaces and Jini Technologies
WEB SERVICES: HOT STUFF
Introduction
Web Services
Third-Party Tools
DATABASE MIDDLEWARE AND OTHER STUFF
Introduction
Data-Level Integration
DBMS/SQL Middleware
Java-Based Database Middleware
XML-Enabled Databases
Web Services-Enabled Database Middleware
Windows Telephony with TAPI
HTTPR
BRIDGING THE GAP
Introduction
Bridging COBOL to Enterprise Java Beans
Wireless Access Protocol: Accessing Oracle
XML: Its Role in TCP/IP Presentation Layer (Layer 6)
XML Schemas
MIDDLEWARE PERFORMANCE
Introduction
IP Traffic Performance
Service Level Management
Communications Paradigms and Tools
Other Performance Tools
Middleware Selection
WHAT LIES AHEAD?
Introduction
Middleware Hierarchy
Emerging Internet Standards
Interoperability
Performance Tools
Service Levels
GLOSSARY
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
INDEX

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"The book gives a very useful overview of current middleware technology and products and is equally accessible to technical staff and managers."
-Nick Dunn, Student Software Developer