David Linthicum's Guide to Client/Server and Intranet Development

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"Take Linthicum's warnings seriously . . . he's been through the fire!"-Rusty Weston, Senior Editor, PC Week.

A renowned client/server expert provides state-of-the-art techniques for building client/server and intranet applications.

In this valuable guide, client/server guru David Linthicum shows developers how to use cutting-edge development tools and techniques to build real-life business applications. The book provides step-by-step procedures for creating these applications, ...

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Overview

"Take Linthicum's warnings seriously . . . he's been through the fire!"-Rusty Weston, Senior Editor, PC Week.

A renowned client/server expert provides state-of-the-art techniques for building client/server and intranet applications.

In this valuable guide, client/server guru David Linthicum shows developers how to use cutting-edge development tools and techniques to build real-life business applications. The book provides step-by-step procedures for creating these applications, explains how to select the software and hardware that's right for your projects, and even provides guidelines on estimating project costs.

This unique book covers client/server and network architectures, types of middleware, and development tools so you can determine the right approach to building a client/server or intranet system. Linthicum assesses dozens of tools by type, features, and specialization and provides detailed, step-by-step guidelines for creating the perfect solution. You'll learn how to form and test your final system and find expert tips every developer and application architect needs to work more effectively.

In addition to providing recommendations, warnings, and case studies, Dave covers:
* The latest client/server development tools and methods
* Two-tier, three-tier, and multi-tier client/server development models and related technologies
* Repository-driven development, programming languages, database connectivity, and middleware
* The use of CORBA-compliant ORBs and the inner workings of Microsoft Active Platform
* Next-generation application partitioning tools like Forte and Dynasty.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471174677
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/9/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 7.47 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID LINTHICUM is a Senior Manager at AT&T Solutions. He is the author of over 250 articles on client/server topics for major magazines including PC Magazine, Info Week, Byte, and Database Programming & Design, and contributes the monthly "Application Architect" column for Internet Systems. He has written six books and is in demand as a speaker at industry conferences.
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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

CLIENT/SERVER BUILDING BLOCKS.

Driving Forces.

Client/Server Fundamentals.

DESIGNING CLIENT/SERVER SOLUTIONS.

Selecting a Database Server.

Using the Object-Oriented Development Model.

FINDING THE RIGHT TOOLS.

Selecting Client Development Tools.

C++ and Third-Generation-Language Client/Server Development Tools.

Multi-Platform Client/Server Development Tools.

File-Oriented Database Tools.

CREATING THE RIGHT CLIENT/SERVER ARCHITECTURE.

Partitioning Your Client/Server Application.

Intranet Architectures.

Application-Partitioning Tools.

IMPLEMENTING THE SOLUTION.

Client/Server Application Testing.

Putting Your Application Together.

Further Reading.

Appendices.

Index.

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