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The Essential Client/Server Survival Guide 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0471153252
ISBN-10: 0471153257
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About the Author

ROBERT ORFALI, DAN HARKEY, and JERI EDWARDS write such exceptional books because they design, build, and evaluate client/server products for a living. Bob and Dan create client/server systems using distributed object technology for IBM. Jeri Edwards heads a multimedia server start-up called ADB MATISSE. She was previously director of development for client/server systems and TP monitors at Tandem Computers. They are also the authors of The Essential Distributed Objects Survival Guide, available from Wiley.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (July 23, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471153257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471153252
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.5 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,544,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert Orfali and his soulmate of thirty years, Jeri, were both in the computer software field in the early days of Silicon Valley. They co-authored three best-selling software books and went together on several world tours to promote their technology. Jeri was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, in 1999, shortly after they moved to Hawaii.

Jeri and Robert spent the next 10 years fighting Jeri's cancer and learning how to live with it. Jeri even learned how to surf during her chemo years. She went from "Silicon Valley Executive Woman of the Year" to "Waikiki Surfer Chick." Jeri received one of the most moving surfer funerals ever. Her ashes are in the ocean at Waikiki.

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I recently picked this book up second-hand and found it to be a quite enjoyable read. I only wish it was current, for the modern marketplace needs more books like it.
Rather than focus on a particular vendor's products or certification exam, the authors explain the big picture of client/server networking in an acronym-rich format that only a "big iron" programmer could love. Exhaustive coverage of database systems, groupware, and transaction processing are also presented, elaborated on by silly cartoons reminiscent of Greg Perry's early work.
Alas, times have changed. "Cairo" is obsolete now, and OS/2 did not provide the panacea to every client/server ill. I would strongly suggest that any reader of this review obtain a copy of the much newer third edition (ISBN: 0471316156). I certainly will.
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You cannot imagine the things this book provide. I was invited to prepare a lecture to introduce some Cobol developers to the C/S world. I took 10 days to read the book and 2 weeks after the lecture, we observe that all that guys aren't just talking different. Most important; they are THINKING different. This is the real benefit. Congratulations to the authors. Their approach, their style and their humor are great.
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The is the first time I've taken the time to write a review - and for a technology book 2 years out of date! I love the style and organization. This is a lot of very relevent information packed into 600 pages that will give anyone new to client/server architectures a great understanding of the market(s). Take a look at the table of Contents to see what I mean. And trust me, it's not ..For Dummies drivel. The author's "soapboxes" (mostly predictions) are great reading for where they were right on (most of the time) and just close (e.g. CORBA). I can't wait for a new edition to address XML in all of it's flavors.
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The definitive encyclopedia of the morass of technology called client server. This book is not very detailed but is methodical in its approach to explaining this vast technology in laymen's terms. Crammed with acronyms and specific product details, this book serves as an indispensable resource for technology managers of medium to large corporations who undoubtedly are confronted with making decisions about client/server, LAN's and WAN's. This is an excellent reference for individuals chartered with constructing an Intranet or Extranet with connections to legacy systems and databases. This is also a great starting point for students interested in computer science or programming and system maintenance persons working with LAN's and WAN's. Keep watching for new editions of this book because the technology changes rapidly and books of this nature have a relatively short shelf life.
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Up front, there are two problems with this book: 1. The authors didn't include a glossary of terms; and 2. it hasn't been up-dated since the text was finished in early 1996. Given the multitudes of industry terms and acronyms, a glossary would have required a second volume. If they hadn't finished in time for me to find this book in August '96, I would have missed a very good introduction to a topic I knew little about. I bought a very good glossary and got along just fine. The bottom line... the authors' comments about the potential importance of distributed computing, distributed objects, and the internet have been born out by Netscape's major move into their Networked Enterprise product line of Netscape Communicator, Netscape SuiteSpot, and its open platform strategy to freeze Microsoft out of the client/server, networked enterprise market. OwyheeMud
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