COM+ and the Battle for the Middle Tier

Author: Roger Sessions
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ISBN: 0471317179
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (31 January, 2000)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 83,754
Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Rating: 4 out of 5
No reason for battle ¿it¿s consumer¿s preference
If you don't like the book because of favoring MS technologies and COM+, you got to love the Starbucks reference. The book gives you good insight of COM+ (MTS), good evaluation of differences between COM+, CORBA and EJB, not an adequate amount of information on CORBA and EJB details. In short, COM+ will do 98% that EJB does, with much less hassle ... the question is will you (ever) need those 2%?


Rating: 2 out of 5
Good for Proj. Managers & M.Sc. (C.I.S.)Thesis Candidates
You know, these two groups of fellas don't need detail code samples to work on, VISIO is ALL other tool they'll need, :-D (plus they probably won't understand a line of code anyway.)

But for a Developer who ALREADY knows the background concepts, skip this, start with Wrox's Prof DNA if you still need to work on non- .Net 3-tiers stuffs.


Rating: 1 out of 5
Is this the COM+ evangelical meeting room?
The purpose of this book is provide a system architect with material to influence his corporation to deploy more Microsoft software and Intel hardware on the middle tier.

The author is an advocate of a COM+ architecture. He will give you material you could find elsewhere if you have the time to do your own research. Of course, then you'd learn something and that is not the point of this book. The point is to give you something to say back to that pesky CORBA guys or JAVA person who seems to think locking your company into a proprietary software scheme might prove costly down the road.

This book is an evangelical endorsement of Bill's response to IP technologies threating his PC franchise.

Everyone in software development knows that Microsoft buys most of their products from smaller companies and then maintains and enhances them in-house. Products that they develop in-house generally are underachievers and either way it takes three major versions before their stuff is deployable outside a lab.

I don't see how MS can hope to penetrate the backend of corporate America with this offering but expect COM+ to improve radically over the next two years.

Are there CORBA and JAVA bigots who write hit pieces on COM+ architectures? My experience says yes. Systems architecture is sometimes more debate that engineering. I originally looked at this book hoping to learn something new about COM+ or C#. I should have just kept hacking on product manuals instead.

This book is almost as exciting as the MOM vs RPC debate a decade ago. .NET should be a bigger success than Apple's Lisa judging from the product quality I've seen to date. I hope this book ends up on every COM+ advocate's desk.

They are really afraid of Java in Redmond. When I met with the COM+/C# developers 2-3 years ago they had 100's of Java books around their offices. It was the largest collection of Java books I'd ever seen and I've worked in Silicon Valley for major software development companies and successful startups too.

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