COM Beyond Microsoft
Designing and Implementing COM Servers on Compaq PlatformseBook - 2000
The first book to describe how Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM) can be supported on computer systems other than Windows. Drawing on Compaq's groundbreaking work of porting COM/DCOM to its OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX Alpha platforms, COM Beyond Microsoft explains how the COM standard can help enterprises integrate their applications across a heterogeneous computing environment. This book details the innovative COM support now native on Tru64 UNIX and OpenVMS and reveals how developers can exploit COM on OpenVMS and COM on Tru64 UNIX to create portable software components that run virtually unchanged on OpenVMS, Tru64 UNIX, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and other major computing platforms. COM Beyond Microsoft highlights the business and technical benefits of implementing distributed and portable COM applications, especially versus other strategies and technologies such as CORBA and Java. The book explains the APIs, utilities, libraries and run-time environments developers must understand to create COM applications for OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX. It also contains implementation and configuration techniques for running COM programs on Tru64 UNIX and OpenVMS.
COM Beyond Microsoft uniquely explains a controversial topic of major interest to organizations and developers in an enterprise computing context.
First book on a controversial topic critically important to many large organizations
Authors are among few in industry with relevant experience
Drawing upon recent breakthroughs with OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX, Sherlock (principal software engineer, OpenVMS) and Cronin (principal writer, Tru64) explain how Microsoft's Common Object Model (COM) standard can help organizations integrate their applications and heterogeneous computer systems. They show how developers can design COM applications that run virtually unchanged on either platform, on Windows NT or Windows 2000, and even on other major computer platforms. They also explain the business and technical benefits of building portable and distributed applications on COM. A CD-ROM is included, featuring COM sample applications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)