Course details

Distributed Application Environment

PDI Acad. year 2007/2008 Winter semester 5 credits

Current academic year

Common characteristics of distributed environments. Types of distributed environments. Design and model of distributed applications. Distributed operating and file systems. Distributed database systems. Technology JSP, J2EE, JavaBeans, EJB, RPC, XML-RPC, SOAP, IIOP. Web services. Technology CORBA, COM, DCOM. Use of XML in distributed environments. Security in distributed applications.


Language of instruction

Czech, English


Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 13 hrs pc labs

Assessment points

50 exam, 15 half-term test, 35 projects



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

The stundent will acquaint yourself with concepts and principles of distributed environments, with design and implementation of applications for distributed environments and security aspects in distributed environments.

Learning objectives

The aim is to understand principles and design of applications for distributed environment, obtain overview of modern distributed environments and ability of usage application interface for various programming environments.

Study literature

  • Tanenbaum, A.: Modern Operating Systems. Prentice Hall, 2001, ISBN: 0130313580
  • Stevens, W.R. "UNIX Network Programming." Vol. 1, The Sockets Networking API, 2004, ISBN: 0131411551
  • Stevens, W.R. "UNIX Network Programming." Vol. 2, Interprocess Communications, 1999, ISBN: 0130810819

Fundamental literature

  • Tanenbaum, A., Steen, M.: Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms. Prentice Hall, 2002, ISBN: 0130888931

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Common characteristics of distributed environments
  2. Types of distributed environments
  3. Design and  model of distributed applications
  4. Consistency and replication
  5. Distributed operating and file systems
  6. Distributed database systems
  7. JSP, J2EE, JavaBeans, EJB
  9. Web services
  10. CORBA, Real-time CORBA
  11. COM, DCOM
  12. XML usage in distributed environments
  13. Security in distributed applications
  14. Building clusters

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  • Requirements specification and design of a selected part of the application for selected distributed environments in UML.
  • Implementation of selected application for selected distributed environments.

Progress assessment

Requirements specification and design of project, project elaboration, mid-term exam.
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