Issue No. 03 - March (2003 vol. 36)
Ian Gorton , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Anna Liu , CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences
Paul Brebner , CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences
<p>Over the past decade, the adoption of commercial off-the-shelf middleware products across the software industry has gathered significant momentum. While COTS middleware products demonstrably solve many problems, their adoption and use are by no means straightforward. Competition among products that apparently offer identical services complicates the COTS middleware selection process, especially when competing products provide different implementations of standards-based technologies, such as Corba and Java 2 Enterprise Edition. </p><p>The Middleware Technology Evaluation project represents a significant attempt to provide rigorously derived, in-depth technology evaluations for use by middleware product adopters.</p>
P. Brebner, A. Liu and I. Gorton, "Rigorous Evaluation of COTS Middleware Technology," in Computer, vol. 36, no. , pp. 50-55, 2003.