This report from the Comparison and Evaluation Laboratory (CEL) of the Computer and Information Science department at Temple University compares web-oriented n-tier systems development architectures. The focus is on comparing the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) with Java + Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) approach. The comparison is grounded on the experience of a team solving a benchmark task using both approaches. The benchmark task focuses on creating a browser accessible "contact management system" that keeps track of the relationships that a large company has with customers, brokers, and individuals. The benchmark task includes elements of transaction processing and workflow that are applicable to many other organizational tasks.
Chobhe, Paresh and Mandviwalla, Munir, "Web Based Development Using n-tier Technologies" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 337.