Managing Complexity : Middleware Explained

  title={Managing Complexity : Middleware Explained},
  author={Andrew T. Campbell and Geoff Coulson and Michael E. Kounavis},
A sk a network designer what middleware is, and he’ll characterize it as part of the application. Ask an application designer what it is, and she’ll say it’s part of the OS.Which one is it? Traditionally, most definitions seeking to characterize middleware suggest that it is the software that facilitates remote database access and systems transactions. More recently, the term has come to be associated—somewhat limitingly—with distributed platforms like the Open Group’s Distributed Computing… CONTINUE READING
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