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Distributed Object-Oriented Architectures: Sockets, Java RMI and CORBA

©2005 Diplomarbeit 102 Seiten


Distributed computing is playing an increasingly important role in many areas of industry, the sciences, in business processes and in the development of new and emerging technologies. It facilitates inter-process communication across heterogeneous networks, hardware platforms and operating systems.
We compare four distributed and object-oriented architectures: Sockets in Java 2, Sockets in Berkeley Unix, Remote Method Invocation in Java - RMI - and the Common Object Request Broker Architecture - CORBA - of the Object Management Group consortium. We provide a survey of each of the distributed architectures including its constituting components. To present the architectures in a practical context, we amend each survey with a corresponding application framework.
We conclude with a comparative study of the Socket APIs in Java 2 and in Berkeley UNIX and the distributed object models of Java RMI and CORBA. Although the distributed object model as defined by CORBA represents an adopted industry standard, Java RMI has features unattainable by CORBA.
The first part of the discussion offers a comprehensive overview of the Socket architecture in Java 2 and Berkeley UNIX and the distributed object model of Java Remote Method Invocation and the Common Object Request Broker Architecture.
The second part concludes the discussion with a comparative study of selected features with emphasis on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture and Java Remote Method Invocation.
Chapter 1 - The TCP/IP Protocol Suite: We provide an introductory overview of the TCP/IP protocol suite and its architecture including layers and protocols. The TCP/IP architecture is based on three concepts: processes, layers and protocols. There is no official protocol model as compared to the OSI proposal. We can however devise a logical structure of the TCP/IP protocol suit based on the associated protocols and their relationships. The chapter concludes with a brief discussion of Internet-related organizations and standards.
Chapter 2 - Sockets in Berkeley Unix: We present the Berkeley UNIX socket architecture in relation to the Internet communication domain and illustrate connection-oriented and connectionless models of communication. The socket architecture forms the basis for the development of distributed applications. A socket represents an endpoint of communication for connectionless or connection-oriented protocols. A socket address data structure […]


ISBN (eBook)
768 KB
Institution / Hochschule
Technische Universität Wien – Informatik, Computersprachen
2006 (Februar)
java sockets corba computing object client architecture rmi

Titel: Distributed Object-Oriented Architectures: Sockets, Java RMI and CORBA