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(Common Object Request Broker Architecture) Pioneering integration architecture. Developed during the 1990s by the Object Management Group (OMG), CORBA was the first major attempt to define a platform-neutral architecture for combining heterogenous software resources across a network. A forerunner of today's service-oriented architectures, CORBA was designed for high-end, transaction-heavy, enterprise deployments, and thus it works best for tight coupling of software resources written in traditional programming languages such as C, C++, Java, Smalltalk and COBOL. Although the addition of IIOP (Internet Inter-ORB Protocol) extended CORBA to run over the Internet, it is less flexible than today's more loosely coupled SOAs, which are based on the exchange of XML documents using web services.

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Useful Web resources:

Introduction to CORBA at the OMG website.

Object Management Group
Website of the OMG, the industry body that oversees CORBA and related specifications.


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