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16 replies on 2 pages. Most recent reply: Mar 4, 2005 12:11 PM by Patrick Bailey

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Brendan Johnston

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Re: I'd rather use a socket. Posted: Mar 15, 2004 1:53 PM
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I have just witnessed someone spend 3 days trying to get a CORBA/EJB interface to a system work. There were stub version conficts, class loader issues. They needed to make a couple of calls. Sockets would have had them waste a couple of hours. An opaque solution means no end is in sight.

Patrick Bailey

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Re: I'd rather use a socket. Posted: Mar 4, 2005 12:11 PM
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I have to agree with the premise. At times everyone wants to use the newest air power hammer when all you're doing is hanging a picture above your toilet.

I was in one organization that mandated all messages sent between processes had to be done through MQ Series. Granted, MQ Series is good at "assuring" delivery of message between disparate systems, it was a bit overboard when the processes were on the same CPU on a UNIX system. For some reason they were concerned that a message on a UNIX message queue could get lost. True - if you were always bringing the operating system down, but I found highly unlikely. They never stopped to ask the question, for all the fees given to IBM and ongoing "maintenance" support, how much is really at risk if a message was lost. It was eventually found to be marginal. BUT BY HEAVENS, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT TELLING A CORPORATE ARCHITECT THAT THEY CAN'T HAVE THEIR BLANKET STANDARDS SO THEY FIND A REASON NOT TO SUPPORT ANYTHING!

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