Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

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Distributed Application Environment

PDI Acad. year 2009/2010 Winter semester 5 credits

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



Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 4 hrs pc labs, 9 hrs projects

Assessment points

50 exam, 10 half-term test, 40 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
  • Architectures of Distributed Control Systems
  • Time-Triggered Distributed Architecture
  • Real-Time Communication Principles
  • Contract-based resource reservation and scheduling

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

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

Progress assessment

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

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MBI, MBS, MGM., MIN, MIN., MMI, MMM, MPS, any year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MGM, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group I
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MIS, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group N
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MIS., 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MPV, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group C
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MSK, 2nd year of study, Compulsory
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