LinuxMall.com: Stuck in the Middleware With You

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“Sometimes the best way to win can be to avoid the fight. In
the software arena, many Open Source middleware developers are
promoting true choice through cooperation, enabling the user to
combine old favorite programs and languages with the latest
features rather than choose between them.”

“A number of specification, language and software projects are
currently underway to allow different computer components to
communicate, and a number of them are being developed as Open
Source. One, A Dynamically Assembled Protocol, Transformation, and
Validation Environment (ADAPTIVE) Communication Environment (ACE),
is a framework that implements many core design patterns for
concurrent communication software. ACE uses a single source tree
for all its available platforms (including Debian and Red Hat
Linux, FreeBSD, Win32, UNIX, FreeBSD and NetBSD), simplifying

“Common object request broker architecture (CORBA), an Open
Source middleware project devolped by OMG, also allows users to
choose among different OSs, programming languages and platforms.
“There won’t be just one dominant system in the future,” Watson
says. “The key to all this is interoperability.”


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