(Digital Press) Draws upon Compaq Computer Corporation's breakthroughs with OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX to explain how the COM standard can help organizations integrate their applications and heterogeneous computer systems. Details the APIs, utilities, libraries, and run-time environments. Softcover. DLC: COM (Computer architecture).
COM Beyond Microsoft explains how COM can be supported by non-Microsoft operating systems and how, by using COM, programmers can create applications capable of running on a variety of different systems, an important ability that has long eluded developers and organizations. The book specifically discusses Tru64 UNIX and OpenVMS and how developers can design their COM programs to run unchanged on either platform, on Windows NT, and on other major platforms. Compaq is the first company to establish support for COM within a non-Microsoft operating system, but others are following.
About the Author
Gene Cronin is Principal Writer, Tru64 UNIX Group, Compaq Computer Corporation.