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ICONIX LAUNCHES "FUNDAMENTALS OF COM - PART 1" CD-ROM.

ICONIX Software Engineering, Santa Monica, Calif., a leader in object-oriented training, has released "Fundamentals of COM - Part 1." CD-ROM.

This is the first volume in "Comprehensive COM," a series of six multimedia tutorials on the Component Object Model (COM). Created in partnership with Microsoft specialist Wintrac Inc., the series addresses all aspects of COM including: COM design techniques, COM threading models and Interface Definition Language (IDL).

Early volumes provide an introduction to COM clients and servers using C++. Later volumes build on this foundation and address COM programming using frameworks such as Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) and ActiveX Template Library (ATL).

"Fundamentals of COM - Part I" begins by explaining the principles behind COM and compares the solutions provided by COM with other techniques. It introduces COM in the context of other OLE and ActiveX technologies, then examines COM from the client's perspective.

An example COM client program is presented, along with an explanation of all the fundamental COM concepts: HRESULTS, GUIDs, ProgIDs and the IUnknown Interface. Additionally, the different types of COM servers and the steps involved in creating COM servers are discussed.

The main emphasis of the first COM tutorial is to introduce the underlying fundamentals of major COM techniques in order to prepare for the more detailed tutorials in the series. Subjects to be covered in the remaining five volumes include:

Volume 2: COM from a server implementation perspective

Volume 3: ActiveX technologies built on top of COM

Volume 4: Advanced COM/MTS/Recent trends in COM+

Volume 5: ActiveX Template Library or ATL

Volume 6: Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) for COM programming

ICONIX president Doug Rosenberg stated: "We had two main goals for creating this series of tutorials. We wanted to make COM comprehensible, and we also wanted to cover it comprehensively. We think this first tutorial gets us off to a good start. The six-volume COM series will also serve as a complement to the UML and CORBA tutorials that ICONIX already offers."

Recognized as leaders in object-oriented software engineering technology, ICONIX leads the industry in delivering multimedia computer-based training to the O-O development community. With subjects including COM, CORBA, UML and Rational Rose, ICONIX's suite of multimedia CD-ROM tutorials on Object Technology is in widespread use in more than 40 countries around the world.

ICONIX also offers on-site training in COM, UML and Unified Methods, which serves as an excellent complement to the CD-ROM tutorials.

For more information, call 310/458-0092.
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