This paper identifies two paradigms that have influenced the design of distributed applications: the middleware-centred and the protocol-centred paradigm, and proposes a combined use of these two paradigms. This combined use incorporates major benefits from both paradigms: the ability to reuse middleware infrastructures and the ability to treat distributed coordination aspects as a separate object of design through the use of the service concept. A careful consideration of the service concept, and its recursive application, allows us to define an appropriate and precise notion of platform-independence that suits the needs of model-driven middleware application development.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2003|
|Event||ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, MIDDLEWARE 2003 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
Duration: 16 Jun 2003 → 20 Jun 2003
|Workshop||ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, MIDDLEWARE 2003|
|Period||16/06/03 → 20/06/03|
|Other||16-20 June 2003|