Item description for Guide to Web Application and Platform Architectures (Springer Professional Computing) by Stefan Jablonski, Ilia Petrov, Christian Meiler & Udo Mayer...
New concepts and technologies are being introduced continuously for application development in the World-Wide Web. Selecting the right implementation strategies and tools when building a Web application has become a tedious task, requiring in-depth knowledge and significant experience from both software developers and software managers.
The mission of this book is to guide the reader through the opaque jungle of Web technologies. Based on their long industrial and academic experience, Stefan Jablonski and his coauthors provide a framework architecture for Web applications which helps choose the best strategy for a given project. The authors classify common technologies and standards like .NET, CORBA, J2EE, DCOM, WSDL and many more with respect to platform, architectural layer, and application package, and guide the reader through a three-phase development process consisting of preparation, design, and technology selection steps. The whole approach is exemplified using a real-world case: the architectural design of an order-entry management system.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7.75" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Nov 18, 2004
ISBN 3540009477 ISBN13 9783540009474
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More About Stefan Jablonski, Ilia Petrov, Christian Meiler & Udo Mayer
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Jablonski
Since 1994 Stefan Jablonski is Full Professor in Computer Science (Database Systems) at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg. Before that, he was affiliated with Digital Equipment Corporation from 1991 to 1994 where he was responsible for advanced development in the areas integration technologies and especially workflow management.
Since 1994 Stefan Jablonski has given lectures in database management, web based application development, integration technologies and workflow. He has published more than 100 papers, mainly in the area of business process engineering and workflow management. He is author of five books in the area of database and workflow management.
Ilia Petrov is a researcher at the department of database systems at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany, where he is actively involved in research in the field of web integration technologies and web-services, as well as in the filed of metadata management and repositories. He holds a mastera (TM)s degree in Computer Science and a mastera (TM)s degree in Industrial Engineering.
Since 2002 Christian Meiler is a member of the research staff at the chair of database system at the department of computer science at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany).
He holds a masterAs degree in computer science (Dipl.-Informatiker). His research interests are in the field of integration, process/organizational modelling and content management.
Udo Mayer has been working with web technologies since he started to administrate Video-Web-Broadcasts of Lectures in 1997. Since 2002 he is a member of theresearch group for integration at the Computer Science Department 6 at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen / Nuremberg. He holds a Master Degree in Computer Science (Dipl.-Informatiker) and is currently a PhD-Student.
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vendor-neutral analysis Sep 10, 2005
There are a whole host of web related technologies or methods or architectures out there. Choosing which of these to use to implement your web site application can be very difficult. The problem is that most texts are each about a particular choice of technologies. In contrast, this book offers a vendor neutral analysis of the main offerings. Which is the best virtue of the book.
The authors explain the main methods for remote application development. Like Remote Method Interface [RMI] or Remote Procedure Calls [RPCs]. Heavily pushed by Sun Microsystems and others during the 90s. Also in that decade was the rise of CORBA and SOAP. These addressed the problem of code compatibility, when a program written in one language wished to call a routine in another program running on a different computer. Alas, CORBA's binary nature and overall complexity was soon revealed.
Then the book surveys the more recent Web Services. This has garnered its own slew of acronyms and standards - WSDL, UDDI, WS-BPEL etc. Just trying to keep a coherent picture of all this is very daunting.
Plus, let us not forget Microsoft's massive push into .NET, to compete with Sun's J2EE. There is much common functionality between this. Though .NET binds you to Microsoft's operating systems, and J2EE can be used outside Sun's machines.
Kudos to the authors for trying to help us through this mess.