THE BIG PICTURE. Your Guide to the New World. Welcome to Client/Server Computing. Client/Server Building Blocks. The Road to Bandwidth Heaven. CLIENTS, SERVERS, AND OPERATING SYSTEMS. Clients, Servers, and Operating Systems. The OS Wars: Meet the Players. BASE MIDDLEWARE: STACKS AND NOSs. NOS: Creating the Single-System Image. RPC, Messaging, and Peer-to-Peer. NOS: Meet the Players. SQL DATABASE SERVERS. SQL Database Servers. SQL Middleware and Federated Databases. Data Warehouses: Information Where You Want It. EIS/DSS: From Queries, To OLAP, To Data Mining. Database: Meet the Players. CLIENT/SERVER TRANSACTION PROCESSING. The Magic of Transactions. TP Monitors: Managing Client/Server Transactions. TP-Lite or TP-Heavy? TP Monitors: Meet the Players. CLIENT/SERVER GROUPWARE. Client/Server Groupware. Groupware: Meet the Players. CLIENT/SERVER WITH DISTRIBUTED OBJECTS. Distributed Objects and Components. CORBA: From ORBs to Enteprise Beans. COM+: The Other Component Bus. Object Databases. Distributed Objects: Meet the Players. CLIENT/SERVER AND THE INTERNET. Web Client/Server: The Hypertext Era. Web Client/Server: The Interactive Era. Web Client/Server: The Distributed Object Era. Web Client/Server: Meet the Players. DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM MANAGEMENT. Client/Server Distributed System Management. Distributed System Management Standards. BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER. Client/Server Tools and Application Development. Which Way Client/Server? Where to Go for More Information. Index.
ROBERT ORFALI, DAN HARKEY, and JERI EDWARDS have co-authored many bestselling books including Client/Server Programming with Java and CORBA, Second Edition, Instant CORBA, 3-Tier Client/Server at Work, and The Essential Distributed Objects Survival Guide.