In this chapter, we develop a very basic CORBA application, designed to demonstrate some of the key concepts for using Common Lisp for distributed objects.
The chapter aims to show you the sort of coding involved in using CORBA with Common Lisp, and to get a client/server application up and running quickly. It is not concerned so much with explaining how things work. Subsequent chapters go into more detail, using a deeper example, and explaining the approach we have taken to implementing the CORBA architecture for Common Lisp.
In this example application, a client program asks a server program for a string and prints it to standard output. This chapter is going to take you through the basic steps needed to create the application.