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Paper: CORBA as an Interoperability Tool for Astronomy
Volume: 238, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems X
Page: 213
Authors: Wenger, M.; Frisée, L.
Abstract: Object oriented programming is becoming increasingly important. At the same time, protocols for managing network classes are developing. Independent from any vendor, the CORBA protocol is a major player in this domain, making it a good candidate for managing interoperability between astronomical data providers and other applications. The protocol allows class providers and users to operate in different and independent environments with CORBA managing all communications in a transparent way. This paper presents the prototype developed at CDS using CORBA for interconnecting different services in a heterogeneous context of several operating systems and different languages. Ease of development and problems encountered are assessed.
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