Dept. of Computer Science,
University College London,
London WC1E 6BT, UK
An increasing number of applications are now being developed in a
distributed setting. The main focus of this half-day tutorial is
on OMG/CORBA, a widely recognised middleware standard for
heterogeneous and distributed application integration. The tutorial
discusses CORBA's object model and its representation in the OMG
interface definition language (IDL). Programming language
bindings to IDL are discussed; static and dynamic invocations are
distinguished and CORBA services and facilities are sketched.
The tutorial closes with an indication of recent and future
standardisation efforts undertaken by the OMG.