COM & .NET Component Services
By Juval Lowy
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2001
Pages: 386

With COM and .NET Component Services, skilled COM developers can leverage their knowledge for the next generation of components to be built for Microsoft's new .NET framework.

A primary goal of Microsoft's COM+ is to provide proven design solutions for scalable systems. Assuming experience with classic COM, COM and .NET Component Services focuses on the added services of COM+, including support for transactions, queued components, events, concurrency management, and security. Along the way, it ably demonstrates that COM+ is a masterpiece of design and usability from the ground up--truly a mature set of component services oriented for the middle tier.

COM+ provides a foundation for robust, enterprise-wide, mission-critical distributed applications. And it's not limited to Internet applications. You can use COM+ services in the same places as classic COM components: in-house two-tier information systems, client-tier controls, desktop applications, machine control components, and every other conceivable application of COM.

COM and .NET Component Services is the first book to stress the importance of learning to use COM+ services for both .NET and COM component-based applications. Since most companies have considerable investment in existing code base and development skills, COM+ can serve as a migration path for companies and developers. Companies can start (or continue) their projects in COM, using COM+ as a supporting platform for component services, and then when the time comes to move to .NET, they can start plugging .NET components seamlessly into the same architecture, reusing and interacting with their existing COM components.

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This is a book you need,it makes me grasp both com+ and .net service.

 
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Fantastic book on COM+, marred only by the misleading title.

I previously read Roger Sessions' COM+ book and now, with this one, I feel that I really understand what is happening with COM+ and the basic principles of using COM+ to create scalable server-side software. It's amazing to me how much information Lowy (sorry for the missing umlaut) packs into a relatively small book. Or, perhaps one could say that it'samazing how little information can fill up 1200 pages in typical computer books.

The only problem I have is that the book is clearly mis-titled. It is NOT about COM and it is NOT about .NET. It is about COM+, and the title should say so. .NET is an afterthought, which is fine, except that someone who expects a thorough .NET/COM+ discussion will feel cheated.

I think O'Reilly did Lowy and his readers a disservice by using the misleading title to try to cash-in on the .NET frenzy. It's a great book and it should be titled correctly so that it will reach itsappropriate audience.

 
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This is a great book. The author gives clear explanation of component services and hand-on direction of how to build your first COM+ application. Also the chapter and appendix about .NET are very good. I want to say, if all the books I have read were like this book, I should have more profound of COM techonology much earlier.

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