A dataflow-based programming model for Web applications
Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis
This Thesis proposes to unify the programming model described earlier with dataflow languages. Dataflow languages are a programming technique to process event streams in a reactive and declarative way – an approach that has been popularized by the success story for the Netflix backend. The key idea in the Thesis to model in a single code unit complex interaction patterns as dataflow abstractions that seamlessly propagate form the user interface to the server backend. This approach can significantly simplify the development of Web applications and higher the level of abstraction at which programmers reason about client-server interactions.
The goal of this thesis is to design and experiment with a programming model based on dataflow abstractions that span from the client code to the server database.
Expected gain of knowledge
The candidate will learn the principles of the dataflow-reactive paradigm, of Web programming, and will experiment with programming language design. Prerequisites: Java programming.
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