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Extending Client-Server Infrastructure Using Middleware Components

Extending Client-Server Infrastructure Using Middleware Components
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Author(s): Qiyang Chen (Montclair State University, USA) and John Wang (Montclair State University, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 12
Source title: Managing E-Commerce and Mobile Computing Technologies
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Julie R. Mariga (Purdue University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-746-9.ch008


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Embracing inapt infrastructure technology is a major threat in developing extensive and efficient Web-based systems. The architectural strength of all business models demands an effective integration of various technological components. Middleware, the center of all applications, becomes the driver—everything works if middleware does. In the recent times, the client/server environment has experienced sweeping transformation and led to the notion of the “Object Web.” Web browser is viewed as a universal client that is capable of shifting flawlessly and effortlessly between various applications on the Internet. This paper attempts to investigate middleware and the facilitating technologies, and point toward the latest developments, taking into account the functional potential of the on-market middleware solutions, as well as their technical strengths and weaknesses. The paper would describe various types of middleware, including database middleware, Remote Procedure Call (RPC), application server middleware, message-oriented middleware (MOM), Object Request Broker (ORB), transaction-processing monitors and Web middleware, etc., with on-market technologies.

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