Seminar Series - Building Web Applications with CloudBrowser

Speaker: Dr. Godmar Back, Computer Science, Virginia Tech
Date: Friday, September 14, 2012
Time: 11:15am-12:30pm
Location: 2150 Torgersen

During the last years, application development has shifted from traditional, desktop-based applications almost exclusively to cloud-based applications. This shift has been enabled through advances in the underlying technology provided by web browsers (e.g., AJAX). Users expect from such cloud-based applications the same level of richness and interactivity they are used to from desktop-based applications. Yet, developing such AJAX applications remains challenging, because it requires developers to create and manage a distributed application on an infrastructure originally designed for the stateless transmission of hypertext documents.

This talk will review the current state of web application development and explain the challenges developer face. We present CloudBrowser, a new framework which we have developed, which greatly simplifies the development of in-cloud web-based applications.