When object-oriented programming met the World Wide Web, it seems like the most notable result was a profusion of seemingly incomprehensible acronyms. Objects on the Web
aims to help you sort it all out, providing an overview of CORBA, ActiveX, Java, JDBC, and more. While it claims to offer solutions for "designing, building, and deploying" Web applications, Objects on the Web
is more suitable as a broad overview of Internet technologies than as a detailed guide to implementing any particular technologies. The book contains little source code and its only detailed tutorials focus on VisualWave, NetDynamics, and Orbix. Experienced Internet programmers probably won't find the depth they're looking for in this book, though the less Web-savvy may find the collected coverage of a broad range of topics--from HTML to CGI to security--a valuable high-level look at key concepts.
From the Back Cover
The complete guide to object oriented technology on the Web Object technology has become the technology for developing and delivering applications on the World Wide Web. Here is the hands-on guide that charts the full range of Web-application development, starting with the basics and proceeding through the complexities of distributing objects on the Web. Aimed at systems managers, systems designers, and application developers, Objects on the Web is your complete advisor on all aspects of Web-object technology. Turn to it for: An overview of Web applications development from HTML and Java to CORBA, ActiveX, JavaBeans, JDBC, and LiveConnect; Full coverage of key delivery platforms such as VisualWave, WebObjects, and NetDynamics; In-depth discussion of such security approaches as S-HTTP, HTTP-S, SET, STT, and Java Security; A solid understanding and practical guidance in developing and distributing objects on the Web. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ron Ben-Natan, Ph.D., is co-founder and Chief Technical Officer at Entity, Ltd. in Tel Aviv, Israel. He has extensive involvement in object-oriented technologies, distributed systems, and Web-based applications. His involvement has been both with large scale development projects using these technologies, as well as with various research aspects. His previous book CORBA: A Guide to Common Object Request Broker Architecture is also published by McGraw-Hill.