Re: Object-relational impedence
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 10:47:43 +0000
>>The WWW is data-centric. It is not at all surprising that Http on >>port 80 is *much* more common than RPC, CORBA, DCOM, RMI and SOAP put >>together. Http concerns messages used to access data instead of >>messages used to elicit behaviour.
> Interesting point.
> My high-level viewpoint: two important success factors for
> distributed computing turn out to be<drumroll>: logical independence
> and physical independence, at the (network) protocol level!
The essence of distributed computing is to prevent a logical view of computation as occurring on *one* system, even though the physical resources supporting the computation elements may be physically disparate.
The ODP specifications are a good place IMHO for beginners to look in order to learn about the fundamentals.
Steven Perryman Received on Sun Mar 16 2008 - 11:47:43 CET