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Re: OLE/COM - Microsoft's Strategy For Once Again Dominating The Software Industry

From: Paul Everitt <paul@digicool.com>
Date: Sat, 09 Dec 1995 10:35:24 -0500
Message-Id: <30C9ACBC.6A20@digicool.com>
To: Prasad Wagle <Prasad.Wagle@eng.sun.com>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
In reply to Prasad's reference to Dan Connolly's page:
   http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/DesignIssues/DistObjApps.html

There is a link there to our work on integrating ILU (and thus 
CORBA-type object systems) with the Web:
   http://hunan.digicool.com/products/dcglue/

IMHO, there is space for a low-end distributed object strategy based 
around CORBA, and using net software.  Much in the same way that HTML 
surpassed SGML on the net, due to simplicity of implementation, this 
strategy helps to start getting objects out there.  The fact that it 
eliminates CGI, as well as machine boundaries, is a further win.

If anyone is interested in more discussion, feel free to send me an 
email.  We have object requesters written to the Apache API (Linux and 
Solaris in use) and the Netsite API (Solaris and NT in use).  We are 
heavily using the wondrous Python scripting lanuage:
   http://www.python.org/
on Unices, NT, and Win95 to implement our objects, as well as some C and 
C++.

I strongly feel that a best first step is a simple scripting language, 
and a mature object infrastructure, combined to plug into the Web (thus 
avoiding client issues).  A next step would be use of multiple 
languages, and getting object references into browser.

We just did a tutorial at the 3rd Python Workshop on what we are doing 
-- feel free to contact me for details.

-- 
Paul Everitt       Digital Creations
paul@digicool.com  703.371.6909
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Received on Saturday, 9 December 1995 10:37:48 GMT

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