Verbowski, Using COM Objects
from Java, Microsoft, 1999.
The COM object
provides the means of centralizing all the GDSS integration rules.
With .NET, Microsoft no longer uses COM objects
such as ActiveX.
, among others.
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What it will need, it concedes, is a mechanism for storing and forwarding COM objects
but at the end of the day its long-term directory strategy is based upon its NIS services and the Netscape directory technologies.
. It operates seamlessly with databases like Pervasive.
This article describes how three programming language implementations provide access to Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM), and how they attempt to reduce the complexity of writing and using COM objects
. Using COM is complex for two reasons.
Drumbeat Design Elements--many of which come bundled with Drumbeat 2.0--can generate pages that include ActiveX controls, Scriptlets, Java Applets, COM objects
Graphically map the legacy application -Someone familiar with the legacy application uses a simple point-and-click interface to create a graphical map of only the desired legacy data, then makes it accessible via standard database format, via JDBC, or by using JavaBeans or COM objects
collection of customizable COM objects
, Corba compatibility soon to be provided with Corba 'wrappers' for these components.
There are many tools and programming environments available today to use and build COM objects
. To support distributed computing, in 1996, Microsoft introduced Distributed COM (DCOM), which extends the COM model by adding a protocol that enables software components to communicate directly over a network.