There has been an explosive growth in component software technologies since the first edition of this classic book was published. The advent of EJB, J2EE, CORBA 3, COM+ and the .NET framework are evidence of a maturing market in component software that goes 'beyond OOP'.Clemens Szyperski gives us an objective survey of the component landscape, blended with unique insights into the market forces that influence deployment and in-depth coverage of real problems and their solutions.Highlights of the Second Edition include: A comprehensive update of market-leading technologies including COM+, CORBA, EJB and J2EE New sections evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of emerging technologies like .NET, the CORBA Component Model, XML Web Services, showing how they work together with components and XML-related standards New examples in C# in addition to Java and Component PascalComponent Software, Second Edition will help software developers, architects, CTOs and system integrators to understand both the technical issues and the market dynamics that underlie component software. 0201745720B09032002 With the advent of new enabling technologies, the need for the information put forth in this new edition is greater than ever. Component Software, Second Edition explains what the key software component technologies are, how to use them properly, and why they are important to a development organization. Furthermore, the author presents this material in terms of both the technical and business issues involved with the adoption of component-based software engineering. The book defines components and clarifies the key questions surrounding them, demonstrating how components can be the key to successful software design and construction.