Instant CORBA, by Robert Orfali, Dan Harkey and Jeri Edwards ISBN 0471183334
Five out of five stars
Many years ago, I was offered the opportunity to teach a course in CORBA to a major local employer in their contract training program. While I knew CORBA, it was necessary to do an intense and very speedy refresher. This is the book that I selected for that operation.
The book is very easy to read and understand, provided of course you are well-schooled in the principles of object-oriented programming and remote/distributed computing. With that as a background, you will have no difficulty in understanding the principles of CORBA. The presentation is language-neutral, so your specific language of coding will not be an impediment. Of course, if you want to be told what to do in a specific language such as Java, then it is necessary to look elsewhere.
Although the content is of course very dated, I can still recommend this book as an excellent explanation of how computing tasks can be organized and delegated.