By (author): Pam A. Dargan

Copyright: 2005
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781580537506

Our Price: $67.00

This groundbreaking resource offers you new insights for building and evolving open systems using the best mix of standards for your software development projects. Numerous books have been published that describe individual computer standards, but only Open Systems and Standards for Software Product Development presents a framework for distinguishing between them. The book provides comprehensive coverage of standards terminology, history, services, status, standards organizations, and URLs for products and technical support. This unique reference describes 12 categories of standards that include communications, data management, security, distributed computing, and the World Wide Web. You gain practical knowledge of significant standards shaping today's open systems and learn how to choose the best combination for your systems. Emerging standards are covered for such technologies as wireless networks, storage area networks (SANs), identity management, grid computing, and the Semantic Web. Moreover, this unique resource describes five major trends that guarantee the future of open systems and will help you keep pace with new developments. You also get an extensive list of links to Web sites with valuable information on related topics. There is no other book like it on the market today.
Table Of Contents
Preface.Introduction. Foundational Concepts. Application Standards. Communications Standards. Data Interchange Standards. Data Management Standards. Distributed Computing Standards. Graphics Standards. Operating System Standards. Security Standards. Software Engineering Standards. System Management Standards. User Interface Standards. World Wide Web Standards. Open Standards Organizations and Vendor Consortia. Trends. Conclusion. Appendix.


  • Pam A. Dargan Pam A. Dargan is a principal system engineer at SAIC, in Reston, VA. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an M.S. in Computer Science from George Mason University. Her insightful articles on open systems have been published in the U.S. and abroad.