How good is CORBA?

Chris Mellon arkanes at
Mon Nov 27 15:28:15 CET 2006

On 11/24/06, Piet van Oostrum <piet at> wrote:
> >>>>> "Chris Mellon" <arkanes at> (CM) wrote:
> >CM> FYI: Ice is available under the GPL, so if by "pay" you mean "pay
> >CM> money" that's not your only option. You can also get a commercial
> >CM> license, similiar to Qt.
> >CM> I like Ice a lot, it's got hardly any of the ramp up time and learning
> >CM> curve that CORBA does, and it's extremely efficent. If GPL or cash are
> >CM> acceptable licensing options to you, then I encourage you to use it
> >CM> before you head to CORBA.
> OmniORB's author did some benchmarking and it appeared that omniORB was
> faster than Ice.

Nowhere did I say that Ice was faster than any given CORBA
implementation. People who want to do benchmark shootouts are on their
own. Ice is quick to learn, easy to use, and fast on the wire. That's
a good step up over CORBA to me.

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