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Delphi for .NET Developer’s Guide by Xavier Pacheco

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Distributed Architectures

A system divided in two or more executable modules running on different machines, processes, or AppDomains is said to use a distributed architecture. Processes and AppDomains are mentioned because marshalling would still be required.

Although it could be argued that a single executable divided in several units also represents an example of a distributed architecture, we’ll stick to examples in which some form of marshaling is required.

Distributed architecture had existed for a long time before .NET Remoting was created. These systems and the technologies used to build them have been the foundation for the design and implementation of what is now available in Delphi for .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework. Each of ...

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