Distributed .NET Programming in VB .NET
With the release of .NET, Microsoft has once again altered the distributed programming landscape. Almost everything has changed, from data access to remote object calls to the deployment of software components. And, of course, .NET introduces a new technology in XML Web services that may revolutionize Web development.
Distributed .NET Programming in VB .NET describes how to use these new .NET technologies to build fast, scalable, and robust distributed applications. Along the way, it answers common questions, such as, How do I use the .NET Remoting Framework? What role does COM+ play in the .NET universe? How can I interoperate with COM components? What’s the difference between .NET Remoting and Web services? How will these changes affect the architecture and design of a distributed application?
Tom Barnaby assumes the reader is already familiar with the fundamentals of .NET. However, a .NET overview is provided to concisely explain several of the core .NET technologies that are essential for distributed programming, including building, versioning, and deploying assemblies; garbage collection; serialization; and attribute-based programming.
Chapter 1: The Evolution of Distributed Programming
Chapter 2: This Is .NET
Chapter 3: Introduction to .NET Remoting
Chapter 4: Distributed Programming with .NET Remoting
Chapter 5: Additional Remoting Techniques
Chapter 6: Understanding XML Web Services
Chapter 7: Understanding COM Interop
Chapter 8: Leveraging Component Services
Chapter 9: .NET Message Queuing
Appendix Data Access with ADO.NET