Synopses & Reviews
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.
From the reviews: "The authors have developed a conceptual framework that is based on drawing a clear line between the so-called Web application architectures and Web platform architectures. I find this quite adequate, since it helps make a distinction between concepts ... . All in all, this is an interesting book, one that was clearly necessary to shed a little light on the plethora of acronyms, and the relationships among them, that a typical Web engineer must face." (Rafael Corchuelo, Computing Reviews, February, 2005)
From the reviews:
"The authors have developed a conceptual framework that is based on drawing a clear line between the so-called Web application architectures and Web platform architectures. I find this quite adequate, since it helps make a distinction between concepts ... . All in all, this is an interesting book, one that was clearly necessary to shed a little light on the plethora of acronyms, and the relationships among them, that a typical Web engineer must face." (Rafael Corchuelo, Computing Reviews, February, 2005)
About the Author
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 master's degree in Computer Science and a master'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 master´s 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 the research 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.
Table of Contents
: Introducing the Web Application Design Methodology: Introduction; Framework Architecture; Developing Web Application Architecture and Web Platform Architecture; Classification of Internet Standards and Technologies.- Part II
: Internet Standards and Technologies: Basic Programming Concepts for Web Applications; Component-Oriented Software Development; Web Services and Web Applications; Web Site Engineering and Web Content Management.- Part III
: Complementary Technologies for Web Application Development: Why Technologies and Standards are not Enough; Registries; Organizations and Organizational Structures; Process Technology; Repositories; Putting it all Together.- Appendix.- References.- Index.