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Title:Customizing Web Applications Through Adaptable Components and Reconfigurable Distribution
Author(s):Chang, Po-Hao
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Agha, Gul A.
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Computer Science
Abstract:One approach to support virtualization over heterogeneous platforms is to define and build a traditional middleware. This approach has the disadvantage of requiring the deployment of new software systems and protocols---something that is impractical given the sheer scale of the Internet and the heterogeneity of existing platforms. Instead, we adopt the paradigm of generative programming for customized application execution: before deployment, the actors defining a Web application undergo a generative process to obey the annotations given by the specification system. To host these generated actors, a light-weight runtime environment is required for each participating platform. In addition, the runtime environments of a Web application have to coordinate with each other to manage distributed actors across the Internet. We implement a generative application framework including runtime environments, coordination services and generators. Our experience suggests that it is feasible to facilitate reconfigurable component distribution using specification schemes to control component allocation and regulate loading patterns.
Issue Date:2007
Description:121 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3290196
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2007

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