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Title:
Client/server survival guide
Author:
Orfali, Robert.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxvii, 762 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Previous eds. published under title: The essential client/server survival guide.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471316152
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The #1 Client/Server book, now completely updated andexpanded!

"It's savvy, informative, and entertaining as anything you arelikely to read on the subject. Client/server isn't one technologybut many- remote SQL, TP, message-oriented groupware, distributedobjects, and so on. Like the proverbial blind man feeling theelephant, most of us have a hard time seeing the whole picture. Theauthors succeed brilliantly in mapping the elephant."-John Udell,Byte, "Winner, JOLT Product Excellence Award."-SoftwareDevelopment

"The scope and depth of topics covered in the Guide, with itsstraightforward and often humorous delivery, make this bookrequired reading for anyone who deals with computers in today'scorporate environment."-Bob Gallagher, PC Week

"Absolutely the finest book on client/server on the market today.It's got great advice, and is well written and fun toread."-Richard Finkelstein

The critics agree-this is the best source for anyone looking tounderstand and make informed decisions about client/servertechnology. In this Third Edition of their award-winning book,authors Orfali, Harkey, and Edwards combine detailed technicalexplanations with their unique brand of offbeat humor, clevercartoons, controversial soapboxes, and witty quotes to inform,educate, and entertain.

This information-packed Survival Guide takes you on a sweeping tourof the world of client/server. From operating systems andcommunications, to application servers that incorporate database,transaction processing, groupware, and objects, to the Internet andthe World Wide Web and their role in the new generation ofclient/server and object management, this book covers it all.

In their other lives: Robert Orfali and Dan Harkey head San JoseState University's Client/Server and Distributed Objects Master'sprogram and lab. Dan also works for IBM as a distributed objectsconsultant. Jeri Edwards is Vice President of Strategy and ProductPlanning at BEA Systems.

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Author Notes

ROBERT ORFALI, DAN HARKEY, and JERI EDWARDS have co-authored many bestselling books including Client/Server Programming with Java and CORBA, Second Edition, Instant CORBA, 3-Tier Client/Server at Work, and The Essential Distributed Objects Survival Guide.


Table of Contents

The Big Picture
Your Guide to the New World
Welcome to Client/Server Computing
Client/Server Building Blocks
The Road to Bandwidth Heaven
Clients, Servers, And Operating Systems
Clients, Servers, and Operating Systems
The OS Wars: Meet the Players
Base Middleware: Stacks And Noss
NOS: Creating the Single-System Image
RPC, Messaging, and Peer-to-Peer
NOS: Meet the Players
SQL Database Servers
SQL Database Servers
SQL Middleware and Federated Databases
Data Warehouses: Information Where You Want It
EIS/DSS: From Queries, To OLAP, To Data Mining
Database: Meet the Players
Client/Server Transaction Processing
The Magic of Transactions
TP Monitors: Managing Client/Server Transactions
TP-Lite or TP-Heavy??
TP Monitors: Meet the Players
Client/Server Groupware
Client/Server Groupware
Groupware: Meet the Players
Client/Server With Distributed Objects
Distributed Objects and Components
CORBA: From ORBs to Enteprise Beans
COM+: The Other Component Bus
Object Databases
Distributed Objects: Meet the Players
Client/Server And The Internet
Web Client/Server: The Hypertext Era
Web Client/Server: The Interactive Era
Web Client/Server: The Distributed Object Era
Web Client/Server: Meet the Players
Distributed System Management
Client/Server Distributed System Management
Distributed System Management Standards
Bringing It All Together
Client/Server Tools and Application Development
Which Way Client/Server??
Where to Go for More Information
Index