- Hardcover: 424 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 30, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470856629
- ISBN-13: 978-0470856628
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,347,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Remoting Patterns: Foundations of Enterprise, Internet and Realtime Distributed Object Middleware 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
By both building on and seamlessly integrating with OO and component-oriented paradigms, distributed object middleware has made the development of distributed applications easier than ever in the past. But extra requirements - performance, predictability, scalability - can increase the complexity and therefore the challenge of building robust distributed software. This is when details of the distributed object middleware suddenly become critical and must be understood thoroughly. And this is also when developers, consultants, and especially software architects, need to understand the inner workings of the middleware products they use - not just their APIs.
This book explains the internal structure and behaviour of distributed object middleware in an easily comprehensible form: patterns. Since practically all available distributed object middleware systems are built on the same set of patterns, understanding the patterns will provide developers with a thorough and deep understanding of how a particular middleware works. To illustrate the patterns, the book includes three technology projections for:
- Web Services, and
- .NET Remoting,
About the Author
Markus Völter works as an independent consultant on software technology and engineering based in Heidenheim, Germany. His primary focus is software architecture and patterns, middleware and model-driven software development. Markus has consulted and coached in many different domains, such as banking, health care, e-business, telematics, astronomy, and automotive embedded systems, in projects ranging from 5 to150 developers.
Markus is also a regular speaker at international conferences on software technology and object orientation. Among others, he has given talks and tutorials at ECOOP, OOPSLA, OOP, OT, JAOO and GPCE. Markus has published patterns at various PLoP conferences and writes articles for various magazines on topics that he finds interesting. He is also Co-author of the book Server Component Patterns, which is - just like the book you are currently reading - part of the Wiley series in Software Design Patterns.
When not dealing with software, Markus enjoys cross-country flying in the skies over southern Germany in his glider.
Markus can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via www.voelter.de
Michael Kircher is working currently as Senior software Engineer at Siemens AG Corporate Technology in Munich, Germany. His main fields of interest include distributed object computing, software architecture, patterns, agile methodologies, and management of knowledge workers in innovative environments. He has been involved in many projects as a consultant and developer within various Siemens business areas, building software for distributed systems. Among these were the development of software for UMTS base stations, toll systems, postal automation systems, and operation and maintenance software for industry and telecommunication systems.
In recent years Michael has published papers at numerous conferences on topics such as patterns, software architecture for distributed systems, and eXtreme Programming, and has organized several workshops at conferences such as OOPSLA and EuroPLoP. He is also co-author of the book Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, Volume 3: Patterns for Resource Management.
In his spare time Michael likes to combine family life with enjoying nature, engaging in sports, or just watching wildlife.
Michael can be reached at email@example.com or Via www.kircher-schwanninger.de
Uwe Zdun is working currently as an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He received his Doctoral degree from the University of Essen in 2002, where he worked from 1999 to 2002 as research assistant in the software specification group. His research interests include software patterns, scripting, object-orientation, software architecture, and Web engineering. Uwe has been involved as a consultant and developer in many software projects. He is author of a number of open-source software systems, including Extended Object Tcl (XOTcl), ActiWeb, Frag, and Leela, as well as many other open-source and industrial software systems.
In recent years he has published in numerous conferences and journals, and co-organized a number of workshops at conferences such as EuroPLoP, CHI, and OOPSLA.
He enjoys hiking, biking, pool, and guitar playing.
Uwe can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via wi.wu-wien.ac.at/~uzdun
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On the other hand... there's a "but" here: first, I don't know if it's a translation, but the book is insufficiently edited; for a useage fanatic there'll be rich pickings here. Second, because of the first, you can understand this book only if you already know what it's about. Which can only be the case if you have already done a considerable amount of work in the distributed realm. Which, of course, may also mean that you don't need to read this book because you already know it all anyway -- although perhaps w/o the "patterns" slant.
So, I'm a bit ambivalent: the book is certainly better than the rest of the patterns literature, but who the target reader might be I'm at a loss to tell. I've worked with distributed systems since time immemorial and know all the platforms the authors talk about; and so, I didn't study it, I, rather, paged through -- and it did clarify/articulate a few things for me, but that's it; no conceptual breakthroughs, no design ideas. At the same time, a newcomer who could benefit will probably end up bogged down.
Another thing that I believe would be helpful for a newcomer and should have been included is samples of real implementations (meaning code, yes). Just looking at the pictures with arrows and surrounding disjointed text is not clear enough for someone who's never seen the thing itself. I've understood this book because I've read and written reams of such code and know exactly what the authors mean even when they express themselves in an a$$wise manner, but w/o such practical foundation the book will be hard to understand, I fear.
Anyway, it's an OK book. For what it is the cost is too high though, try to find a discounted copy.
PS. Btw, don't trust W.Boudville's review (below). If you want to know why, just check out his reviews page: the guy posts tons of reviews (nearly all five- or four-star ones) daily since the beginning of time: there's no chance in hell he's actually read all these books. And look at the inhuman breadth of his interests! C'mon, who are you kidding. There are many posters like that on Amazon these days, someone must be hiring them to post fake reviews. I don't trust any of those "Top 50 Reviewer"s anymore.