JacORB is a CORBA 2.3 -Compliant, Object Request Broker (ORB) for Java Applications.

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Users around the world are successfully combining Java and C++, by means of JacORB and TAO implementations of the CORBA specifications. This shared experience amongst the communities, using TAO and JacORB, has resolved many interoperability issues.


  • 100% pure Java, JDK 1.6 compatible.
  • IDL compiler, supports OMG IDL/Java language mapping rev. 2.3, OBV
  • native IIOP, GIOP 1.2 and Bidirectional GIOP
  • POA (Portable Object Adapter)
  • AMI (Asynchronous Method Invocation)
  • Quality of Service Policies (QoS)
  • ETF (Extensible Transport Framework)
  • POAMonitor, a GUI tools that lets you inspect your object adapters
  • Dynamic Invocation Interface (DII) and Dynamic Skeleton Interface (DSI)
  • Dynamic Management of Anys (DynAny)
  • Portable Interceptors (standard)
  • OMG Interoperable Naming Service
  • NameManager, a GUI browser for the name service (requires Swing or JDK 1.2)
  • Improved IIOP over SSL, includes KeyStoreManager
  • OMG Notification Service and Event Service
  • Transaction Service, Collection and Concurrency services
  • TradingService (supports trader links), an extension of Mark Spruiell's free JTrader
  • CORBA 2.3 Code set support
  • OMG Data Distribution Service (DDS)
  • Domain Manager, an object domain management service, includes a domain browser GUI
  • Interface Repository
  • IRBrowser, a GUI front end for the Interface Repository
  • Implementation Repository
  • Implementation Repository Manager, a GUI front end for the Implementation Repository
  • IDL and Java source for all CORBA/COSS interfaces

Benefits of Using JacORB

  • JacORB is free Open Source software (FOSS), which means no vendor lock-in and maximum user control. There are no license fees whatsoever, and the full source code is available at no cost.
  • Easy to use, high-performance, fully multithreaded ORB
  • Resolves interoperability issues between other ORB services


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