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Component Object Model
ActiveX
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component software
DCOM
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A model for binary code developed by Microsoft. The Component Object Model (COM) enables programmers to develop objects that can be accessed by any COM-compliant application. Both OLE and ActiveX are based on COM.



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Outstanding Page Comparison of SOM and COM - IBM article
Provides a comparison between IBM's SOM and Microsoft's COM technologies. Updated on May 16, 1998

  COM and SOM -- A comparison of technologies
Presents a summarized comparison of COM and SOM technologies. Updated on Jan 21, 1998

  COMdeveloper
Information for COM devotees, written by COM professionals. Includes articles, FAQs, related links, news items, forums, books, and a COM+ area.

  The Component Object Model (COM) Specification
Links to downloadable and HTML versions of the COM specification from Microsoft.

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