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Distributed Object Technology


D Watkins

6 points + 4 hours per week + Second semester + Caulfield + Prerequisites: CSE3400 or SFT3000 or equivalent + Prohibition: SFT5000

Synopsis: Topics include multi-language interoperability through the use of IDL, object migration and duplication, synchronous and asynchronous method invocation, types of distributed software architectures, persistence and exception handling across program boundaries. Advantages and disadvantages of different distributed object systems. Example implementations may include OMGs Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), Microsoft's Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) and OLE.

Assessment: Practical work: 50% + Written work: 50%

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