AN ARCHITECTURE FOR THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF XML-BASED WEB APPLICATIONS

José Paulo Leal, Jorge Braz Gonalves

Abstract

Our research goal is the generation of working web applications from high level specifications. Based on our experience in using XML transformations for that purpose, we applied this approach to the rapid development of database management applications. The result is an architecture that defines of a web application as a set of XML transformations, and generates these transformations using second order transformations from a database schema. We used the Model-View-Controller architectural pattern to assign different roles to transformations, and defined a pipeline of transformations to process an HTTP request. The definition of these transformations is based on a correspondence between data-oriented XML Schema definitions and the Entity-Relationship model. Using this correspondence we were able produce transformations that implement database operations, forms interfaces generators and application controllers, as well as the second order transformations that produce all of them. This paper includes also a description of a RAD system following this architecture that allowed us to perform a critical evaluation of this proposal.

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Paulo Leal J. and Braz Gonalves J. (2009). AN ARCHITECTURE FOR THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF XML-BASED WEB APPLICATIONS . In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-84-5, pages 274-277. DOI: 10.5220/0001951202740277


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@conference{iceis09,
author={José Paulo Leal and Jorge Braz Gonalves},
title={AN ARCHITECTURE FOR THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF XML-BASED WEB APPLICATIONS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2009},
pages={274-277},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001951202740277},
isbn={978-989-8111-84-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - AN ARCHITECTURE FOR THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF XML-BASED WEB APPLICATIONS
SN - 978-989-8111-84-5
AU - Paulo Leal J.
AU - Braz Gonalves J.
PY - 2009
SP - 274
EP - 277
DO - 10.5220/0001951202740277