Object-Oriented Programming Using SOM and DSOM

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It provides a language-neutral environment for building object-oriented class libraries. It promotes optimum software reuse and features multiple language bindings that enhance bridge-building between object-oriented and procedural languages. Totally CORBA compliant, it represents a viable strategic solution to multiplatform, multivendor computing-providing transparent access to objects distributed across different address spaces on different machines. It is IBM's System Object Model (SOM), a remarkable new paradigm for developing and packaging object-oriented software on AIX/6000, OS/2, and Windows. In this new hands-on guide, programmers, system architects, and managers will discover exactly what SOM is and learn how it can best be used to design and implement object-oriented applications. Written in a clear, lucid style, Objected-Oriented Programming Using SOM and DSOM first delivers a global overview of SOM, clarifying the basic steps involved in creating SOM objects, and profiling the complete SOM system - exploding classes, metaclasses, inheritance, and method-resolution. From here, the guide shows how SOM complements C++ and breaks new ground in such important areas as Distributed Objects, Persistence Objects, and Replication.