Issue No. 05 - September/October (2007 vol. 24)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2007.144
Stéphane Ducasse , Université de Savoie
Adrian Lienhard , University of Bern, Switzerland
Lukas Renggli , University of Bern, Switzerland
Many complex applications use a Web browser as their main user interface. However, Web application development still remains difficult today and lags behind conventional desktop application development. Seaside is a Web application framework that provides a uniform, pure object-oriented view for Web applications. Exploiting the reflective features of Smalltalk, Seaside reintroduces procedure call abstraction in a client-server context. By harnessing Smalltalk's dynamic nature and reflective capabilities, Seaside is able to incorporate key features such as a component architecture that supports multiple, simultaneously active control flows; programmatical XHTML generation; and on-the-fly debugging, code editing, and recompilation. This article is part of a special issue on dynamically typed languages.
Internet applications, object-oriented programming, extensible languages
S. Ducasse, L. Renggli and A. Lienhard, "Seaside: A Flexible Environment for Building Dynamic Web Applications," in IEEE Software, vol. 24, no. , pp. 56-63, 2007.