Using Connectors to Address Transparent Distribution in Enterprise Systems – Pitfalls and Options

  • Tomáš Bureš
  • Josef Hala
  • Petr Hnětynka
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 209)


Software connectors are commonly used in component-based software engineering to model and implement inter-component communication. When used in a distributed environment, the responsibility of connectors is to make the remote communication transparent to components. For this task, connectors often employ a kind of middleware. In this paper, we evaluate the feasibility of making the remote communication completely transparent.We consider middleware commonly used in today’s enterprise systems, namely CORBA and RMI in Java. We point out issues that prevent the transparency and analyze the impact on components together with possible tradeoffs.


Address Space Enterprise System Common Object Request Broker Architecture Connector Generator Remote Method Invocation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomáš Bureš
    • 1
    • 2
  • Josef Hala
    • 1
  • Petr Hnětynka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPrague 1Czech Republic
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPrague 8Czech Republic

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