XPCOM or Cross Platform Component Object Model is a multi-faceted computing Web & Software Development model intended by Mozilla. XPCOM is analogous to Component Object Model (COM) which is an interface standard set for software componentry files; it was introduced by Microsoft in the year 1993. XPCOM also satisfies COBRA (Common Object Requesting Broker Architecture) technology standards that enable software components written in multiple computer languages running on multiple computers to work together.
It is a concept that is implemented as well as inter-operated on multiple Computer Interfaces. It has multiple language bindings along with IDL (Interface Defined Languages) which allows programmers to plug their custom functionality into a framework which can be connected further with other components too.
Web application development is the process or can be called as practice of developing applicationÂ that is accessed viaÂ web browserÂ over a network such as theÂ InternetÂ or anÂ intranet. XPCOM is a similar kind of Web Application Development tools that encompasses both Business-to-Customer (B2C) and both Business-to-Business (B2B), solutions. It is one of the leading technologies for web development in India. XPCOM development covers multiple technologies moreover with different verticals helping us in delivering quality offshore services for web site development.
XPCOM is the only thing that makes Mozilla loaded software application environment into an actual framework where people can work upon. It is a web and software development application that provides following subsequent features to all cross-platform software developers:
- It allows Administration of different Components
- It allows easy abstraction of files from various sources
- It makes Object message passing an easy task
- Gives adequate options to Manage Memory Allocation
- On the whole gives affordable web development
The flexibility provided by XPCOM to reuse various Cross Platform Components from Gecko library for development of new components which run on diverse platforms facilitates rapid Web Application Development. This flexible option on the whole makes web and software development a simplified task. Application based on XPCOM is productive as well as easy to maintain and work over.