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Middleware Function - Quiz

1. Which of the following describe the function middleware? (Choose all that apply.)
Please select all the correct answers.
  A. It is a special kind of search engine.
  B. It is the software that connects two otherwise separate applications.
  C. It enables software architectures and applications that are hosted on heterogeneous platforms to communicate and operate with one another.
  D. It works only within a WAN.
  E. It is Web-specific software.

2. Why are there so many different kinds of middleware? Please select the best answer.
  A. The data and processes in various applications are stored and represented using different techniques. Different kinds of middleware are therefore needed to provide different kinds of data or process interoperability.
  B. All middleware is platform specific. It can work on a PC, Mac, or Unix platform.
  C. Middleware tools are specific to the countries in which they're used.
  D. Each kind of middleware is application specific. There is development middleware, designer middleware, and tester middleware.

3. Which are among the most important architecture-specific issues to consider when adopting middleware? Please select all the correct answers.
  A. Price
  B. System compatibility
  C. Bandwidth
  D. Maintenance