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Group approves new, revised CORBA specs

The Object Management Group issues new and revised specifications as part of its Common Object Request Broker Architecture programming model.

The Object Management Group said today it has issued new and revised specifications as part of its Common Object Request Broker Architecture programming model.

The OMG maintains the specifications for the Common Object Request Broker Architecture, or CORBA, a set of programming specifications designed to give software developers a format for building component-based software applications.

CORBA, along with Enterprise Java Beans and Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM), is among the most popular component development models. Software built using a component design is better suited to distributed and Internet-based applications.

As expected, during its latest technical meeting held in Cambridge, Mass., the OMG said final approval was received on the CORBA Component Model (CCM) 3.0, which simplifies and standardizes programming of scalable enterprise and Internet server applications. Other specifications that define how programmers can build new services and features using CORBA were also approved.

Also at the meeting, OMG members issued requests for proposals on new specifications for developing CORBA applications and for connecting CORBA objects.

The OMG is headquartered in Framingham, Mass., and has a membership consisting of software sellers, developers and businesses.