Distributed computing environment
The Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) technology was developed through the efforts of the Open Software Foundation (OSF) in the late 1980s and early 1990s as an interoperable solution for client-server distributed computing. A primary objective was to overcome the heterogeneity in operating systems and network technologies. The DCE technology uses procedural programming semantics provided by languages, such as C. OSF is now part of the Open Group, which releases DCE code under the LGPL license via its DCE portal .
A primary feature provided by DCE is the remote procedure call . DCE is, however, not only about remote procedure calls. In addition, DCE provides a number of fundamental building blocks to...
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- 3.Software Engineering Institute, Distributed Computing Environment, http://www.sei.cmu.edu/str/descriptions/dce.html