ACE Publisher's description
from Douglas C. Schmidt
The ADAPTIVE Communication Environment (ACE) is a freely available, open-source object-oriented (OO) framework that implements many core patterns for concurrent communication software.
The ADAPTIVE Communication Environment (ACE) is a freely available, open-source object-oriented (OO) framework that implements many core patterns for concurrent communication software. ACE provides a rich set of reusable C++ wrapper facades and framework components that perform common communication software tasks across a range of OS platforms. The communication software tasks provided by ACE include event demultiplexing and event handler dispatching, signal handling, service initialization, interprocess communication, shared memory management, message routing, dynamic (re)configuration of distributed services, concurrent execution and synchronization.
ACE is targeted for developers of high-performance and real-time communication services and applications. It simplifies the development of OO network applications and services that utilize interprocess communication, event demultiplexing, explicit dynamic linking, and concurrency. In addition, ACE automates system configuration and reconfiguration by dynamically linking services into applications at run-time and executing these services in one or more processes or threads.
ACE continues to improve and its future is bright. ACE is supported commercially by multiple companies using an open-source business model. In addition, many members of the ACE development team are currently working on building The ACE ORB (TAO).
Some of the many benefits of using ACE include:
* Increased portability -- ACE components make it easy to write concurrent networked applications on one OS platform and quickly port them to many other OS platforms. Moreover, because ACE is open source, free software, you never have to worry about getting locked into a particular operating system platform or compiler configuration.
* Increased software quality -- ACE components are designed using many key patterns that increase key qualities, such as flexibility, extensibility, reusability, and modularity, of communication software.
* Increased efficiency and predictability -- ACE is carefully designed to support a wide range of application quality of service (QoS) requirements, including low latency for delay-sensitive applications, high performance for bandwidth-intensive applications, and predictability for real-time applications.
* Easier transition to standard higher-level middleware -- ACE provides the reusable components and patterns used in The ACE ORB (TAO), which is an open-source standard-compliant implementation of CORBA that's optimized for high-performance and real-time systems. Thus, ACE and TAO are designed to work well together in order to provide comprehensive middleware solutions.
What's New in This Release:В· This version adds support for building with the Android NDK and removes support for C++ Builder.
В· Minor bugs were fixed.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall