Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology



Subject Information
Subject Code MCS9398
Subject Name Introduction to Enterprise Computing
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites MCS9399
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assignment exercises and final examination on object-oriented client server basics CORBA, lifecycle management and naming services; CORBA services; EJB ; and XML technologies.
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Subject Description
The aim of this subject is to equip students with an understanding of the technologies that underlie distributed enterprise systems. The origins of these technologies and the development of container/component models for applications will be explored. The subject will include coverage of remote invocation mechanisms, lifecycle issues, and supporting services. Issues of scale will be explored including “NoSQL” database systems for “internet scale datasets”. Students will complete introductory assignments that provide basic experience in a number of these advanced technologies.


Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to: 1Explain how enterprise systems have evolved from simple transaction monitors through to application servers 2Explain the operations of distributed systems at a generic object request broker level covering communications, request dispatching, and lifecycle issues 3Explain the roles of supporting services such as transactions, messaging, naming and data persistence 4Implement distributed applications using a number of these technologies 5Use effectively classes from the J2EE packages when building applications 6Develop client-server applications with tight binding mechanisms (Java RMI,CORBA,EJB), loosely bound mechanisms (events/messaging) or open integration mechanism (SOAP,SOA etc) 7Utilize some of the NoSQL database technologies that are being developed for “internet scale” data sets; 8Appreciate the new technologies that are being introduced to further extend the scope of distributed enterprise software systems