Modular Asynchronous Web Programming: Advantages & Challenges

Rocha, Wiliam and Fukuda, Hiroaki and Leger, Paul (2016) Modular Asynchronous Web Programming: Advantages & Challenges. Modular Asynchronous Web Programming: Advantages & Challenges, 2 (8). e3. ISSN 2312-8623

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Because of the success of the Internet technologies, traditional standalone applications like Spreadsheet and Drawing are now provided as Web Applications. These adopt asynchronous programming that provides high responsive user interactions. At the same time these applications can grow and make their maintenance harder, turning Modular Programming an attractive practice because of its concept of dividing concerns in separated modules. However, it’s difficult to combine asynchronous methods and modular programming because the first requires uncoupling a module into two sub-modules, which are non-intuitively connected by a callback method. It can spawn the creation of other two issues: callback spaghetti and callback hell. Some proposals have been developed to reduce the issues about modular programming. In this paper, we compare and evaluate them applying them to a non-trivial open source application, the FlickrSphere. Then, we will discuss our experience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: asynchronous programming, aspect-oriented programming
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2021 11:56
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 11:56

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