Third Generation Distributed Computing Environments

Middleware, Web Services, Platforms, and Architectures

 July 2004

 

General Book Information

- Author: Amjad Umar

- Publisher: NGE Solutions, Publication Date: July 2004, 725 pages

- Includes glossary of terms and index

- Price: $49  

 

Book objectives and salient features

 

Table of contents

 

Chapter 1: Network Technologies -- A Tutorial

Chapter 2: Object-Orientation, Java, and UML -- A Tutorial

Chapter 3: Database Technologies and SQL -- A Tutorial

Chapter 4: Web Engineering and XML Processing -- A Closer Look

Chapter 5: Distributed Object Technologies (CORBA and DCOM) -- A Closer Look

   


BOOK OBJECTIVES AND SALIENT FEATURES

This book provides a recent and relevant coverage of the subject matter based on a systematic approach. It is written to present a broad as well as comprehensive analysis. Especially suitable for practitioners and managers, the book has also been classroom tested in CS/IS/IT courses on distributed systems, modern client/server systems, and e-business technologies. The salient features of this classroom tested book are:

         Examination of modern applications (CRMs, ERP, SCMs, emarkets) that drive the enabling technologies.

         Updated discussion of modern middleware services with emphasis on Web, XML, Semantic Web, and Web Services.

         Analysis of mobile computing and EC/EB platforms that are becoming available to support special purpose applications.

         Approaches to architect solutions and integrate applications by using Web Services and components.

         Several case studies and examples to illustrate the key points.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


MODULE (OVERVIEW): The Big Picture and Case Studies

Chapter 1: The Big Picture

Chapter 2: Modern Distributed Applications (CRMs, ERPs, eMarkets, SCM, Portals, Mobile Applications)

Chapter 3: Examples and Case Studies

 

MODULE (MIDDLEWARE) : Application Interconnectivity Through Middleware

Chapter 4: Middleware Principles and Basic Middleware Services

Chapter 5: Web, XML, Semantic Web, and Web Services

Chapter 6: Web Services, Distributed Objects, .NET and J2EE

Chapter 7: Enterprise Data and Transaction Management

Chapter 8: Middleware State of the Practice, Market, and Art

 

MODULE (PLATFORMS): Application Servers for Mobile and EC/EB Applications

Chapter 9: Mobile Application Servers -- the Mobile Computing Platforms

Chapter 10: e-Commerce Servers -- Platforms for C2B Trade

Chapter 11: B2B Servers -- Platforms and Standards for B2B Trade

Chapter 12: Platforms for Multimedia and Collaboration

Chapter 13: Application Servers State of the Practice, Market, and Art

 

MODULE (ARCHITECTURES): Architectures and Integration through Web Services

Chapter 14: Component-based Architectures and Web Services

Chapter 15: Enterprise Application Integration -- An Overview

MODULE (TUTORIALS): Tutorials and Detailed Discussions on Special Topics

Chapter 1: Network Technologies -- A Tutorial

Chapter 2: Object-Orientation, Java, and UML -- A Tutorial

Chapter 3: Database Technologies and SQL -- A Tutorial

Chapter 4: Web Engineering and XML Processing -- A Closer Look

Chapter 5: Distributed Object Technologies (CORBA and DCOM) -- A Closer Look