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Component Object Model (COM)

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COM - "Component Object Model, the Microsoft (MS) paradigm to connect components. MS has implemented the base technology for COM on the NT platform. Software AG has ported these on MVS and UNIX. A COM-object defines its interfaces. Components from different machines can be combined using DCOM ."

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Source: Open Geospatial Consortium, 04 June 2011 08:19:37, External

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COM - [computing] Acronym for Component Object Model. A binary standard that enables software components to interoperate in a networked environment regardless of the language in which they were developed. Developed by Microsoft, COM technology provides the underlying services of interface negotiation, life-cycle management (determining when an object can be removed from a system), licensing, and event handling. The ArcGIS system is created using COM objects.

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Source: esri, 23 February 2012 09:19:31, External

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