C++, can we develop collaborative software tools?

Dave Love d.love at dl.ac.uk
Thu Feb 10 15:03:27 EST 1994

>>>>> "Jeffrey" == Jeffrey J Barbose <barbose at netcom.com> writes:

 Jeffrey> If we're going to do collaborative work, two things are needed:

 Jeffrey> 1) A colloborative infrastructure that is a system service.
 Jeffrey> Apple's AOCE is one example.

 Jeffrey> 2) An object system that is independent of the platform's
 Jeffrey> and the development system's binaries, and can work over
 Jeffrey> networks of any kind (from LocalTalk workgroups to internet
 Jeffrey> TCP/IP WANs).  Examples of this are IBM's SOMobjects, the
 Jeffrey> OpenDoc standard, and Sun's DOE.  Think OMG.  Think CORBA.

IMHO the barriers to collaborative software development are
socio/political rather than technical.  (There is no silver bullet.)
Why is an `object system' of this kind vital?

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