By Philip Leaper, Domain Architect,Tech Data Europe.
Middleware has been a foundation of modern web-based applications for a long time now. Middleware has evolved substantially over the years and has provided a platform for developers to develop rich distributed applications. In today’s world the richest of applications can all be easily accessed via the web and can scale to accept millions of connections, thanks in large part to middleware. There are a variety of middleware types from application servers to message oriented middleware, all working together to provide a platform upon which developers can develop and scale applications.