MERANT Micro Focus Net Express™

Distributed Computing


Issue 3b
May 2000

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This book explains the support provided within Net Express for distributed objects and describes how to use that support with Orbix (IONA's Object Request Broker), OLE Automation and Microsoft's Transaction Server.


This book is intended for COBOL programmers who need to access distributed objects using Java, OLE Automation or Microsoft's Transaction Server.

How to Use this Book

Part One provides an overview of the methods available for accessing distributed objects.

Part Two describes how to call COBOL programs from Java.

Part Three describes the Object COBOL domains which provide support for access to Java objects, and for Microsoft OLE automation.

Part Four describes transaction processing using Microsoft Transaction Server and IBM WebSphere.


The following type styles and conventions have been used in this User's Guide: