TAO (The ACE ORB) is an advanced, CORBA-compliant, real-time Object Request Broker (ORB). It is designed to meet the stringent Quality of Service (QoS) requirements of real-time applications, resulting in superior end-to-end predictability, efficiency, and scalable performance. It implements the latest CORBA specifications from the OMG. It is built with components from the ADAPTIVE Communication Environment (ACE) C++ framework, resulting in a highly extensible architecture, adaptability to a wide variety of situations, and portability across a broad range of platforms. Although TAO was designed to meet the demanding requirements of real-time applications, it is also well-suited for general-purpose CORBA applications.
The SOAP to CORBA bridge/translator is written entirely in C++ and shows that it is indeed possible to do a generic translation of SOAP requests to CORBA method invocations and vice versa. This is implemented by using the CORBA Interface repository to match the incoming SOAP request to the corresponding CORBA service, build the dynamic invocation of the CORBA service, and generate the SOAP response (or possibly SOAP fault in the case of a CORBA user exception, for instance).
ACDK is a development framework with a similar target of Microsoft's .NET or Sun's ONE platform, but it uses C++ as a core implementation language. It implements the standard library packages, including acdk::lang, acdk::lang::reflect, acdk::util, acdk::io, acdk::text (including regexpr), acdk::net, acdk::sql, acdk::xml, and more. Flexible allocator/garbage collection, threading, and Unicode are implemented in the core of ACDK. Extensions make C++ objects available for reflection, serialization, aspect-oriented class attributes, and [D]ynamic [M] ethod [I]nvocation. This DMI acts as an universal object oriented call interface to connect C++ with scripting languages (Java, Perl, Tcl, Python, Lisp, Visual Basic, and VBScript) and standard component technologies (CORBA and COM).
QoS Enabled Distributed Objects implements a CCM and adds some more advanced features such as QoS extensions and interoperability with other middleware technologies. Please note that you also need the generator for implementing your own components, and it can be found at the same place.
Cadena is an Eclipse plugin that provides an integrated environment for building and modeling component-based systems (including CORBA CCM systems). It provides editors for defining component types, specifying component behavior, and creating and visualizing component assemblies. It also provides facilities for generating stub and skeleton source code for components, performing dependency analysis that traces inter/inta-component event and data dependencies, executing the developed systems, and more.
Jentchina is the client library part of "The Birds Lake" framework. It is independent of any graphical toolkit. Its role is to create the filter trees, to maintain them, and to propose an API that enables the application of a filter the easiest way possible (while remaining independent of any GUI). The Birds Lake is a big framework for applying a filter on a document using a remote filter server.