WebRB: A Different Way To Write Web-Applications

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Relational Blocks (RBLOCKS) is a visual language that enables developers to assemble enterprise applications without adding imperative code. WebRB is an implementation of RBLOCKS for a web-application environment. Its visual editor runs in a standard browser, and its assembled applications execute, as well, in a standard browser. The WebRB server is responsible for storing applications and their data on behalf of clients, and instantiating them as they are needed in client browsers. The server instantiates an application by creating the web pages that run in the client browser and by providing the required inter-page navigation and associated data-flows.

By: Avraham Leff; James T. Rayfield

Published in: IEEE Internet Computing, volume 12, (no 3), pages 52-61 in 2008


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