Re: The Revenge of the Geeks

From: Arne Vajhøj <>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 22:06:57 -0500
Message-ID: <510499d8$0$293$>

On 1/26/2013 8:34 PM, Arved Sandstrom wrote:

> On 01/26/2013 02:40 PM, BGB wrote:
>> On 1/26/2013 5:25 AM, Arved Sandstrom wrote:

> [ SNIP ]
>>> Both CORBA and DCOM are meant for distributed applications. Like Arne
>>> said, both have to do with software components on numerous different
>>> machines, possibly different languages, and having defined interfaces
>>> for RPC. Myself I wouldn't even use the term "server" to explain what
>>> DCOM and CORBA do, not at a high level.
>> if it is on a different machine, and is providing something for being
>> accessed over a network, wouldn't that machine be by definition a server?

> The terms "client" and "server" are common in discussions of CORBA, yes.
> Strictly speaking what you've really got for any given local/remote
> method invocation in a CORBA distributed system is an object that
> receives the request, and a caller (client) that invokes the method on
> the receiving implementation entity - the real server is an Object
> Request Broker (ORB). Myself when doing CORBA I prefer to refer to
> things as client, servant, ORB etc, and not use the term "server". YMMV.

But then we are down at the EJB, JNDI, EJB client level.

I would call VisiBroker for a server.

Arne Received on Sun Jan 27 2013 - 04:06:57 CET

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