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Understanding Middleware (300 words)

This solution provides the learner with an understanding of the term "middleware" and explains why middleware can be difficult to write and test. This solution futher provides the learner with the disadvantages of hosting an electronic commerce site on a host that is free or at a very low cost.

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Middleware is software that functions as a conversion or translation layer. It is also a consolidator and integrator. Custom-programmed middleware solutions have been developed for decades to enable one application to communicate with another that either runs on a different platform or comes from a different vendor or both. In today's technological environment, there are a number of different products for the consumer to choose.

It is the fact that middleware functions as a conversion or translation layer that makes ...

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This solution provides the learner with an understanding of the term "middleware" and explains why middleware can be difficult to write and test. This solution futher provides the learner with the disadvantages of hosting an electronic commerce site on a host that is free or at a very low cost.

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