Component Development Cycle (Input, Compilers, Intermediate
The following figure depicts
the complete development and deployment process
of CCM based application. It describes the actors
and tools involved during different phase of software
Development Process with respect to files, tools
A designer defines the component type using
OMG CORBA 3.0 IDL. K2 IDL2 compiler translates
OMG CORBA 3.0 to CORBA 2.0 IDL that can be fed
into IDL compiler to generate stubs and skeletons
for both client and component developer.
In addition to IDL the designer will define
component implementation structure using CIDL
to generate most of component implementation.
K2 CIDL compiler generates language specific
component and home executor skeletons.
Also it will generate default deployment
descriptors as needed by packaging tools.A CIDL
may include PSDL as a part of container managed
persistence. K2 PSDL compiler generates storage
home and object implementations.
Component developer implements the functional
part of IDL by extending generated executor
skeletons and compiles them altogether to create
component library which is nothing but a shared
object or DLL or class files depending on language
of implementation and supported platforms.
A zip packager utility is used to bundle both
deployment descriptors, component and dependent
libraries together to form a basic unit of CORBA
This package may be deployed directly or combined
with other components to form an assembly. Assembly
tools are provided to inter-connect or wire
component. This process might include additional
set of properties for component configuration
or factory specific advertisement details. The
tools will generate assembly descriptor for
Deployment tools is used to deploy the CORBA
component and its associated components
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