—Rich Internet Applications have gained a good
demand in web engineering, and AJAX plays a major role as a
script based technique to develop Rich Internet Applications,
even though its adoption is considered difficult due to various
complexities. If the root cause for these complexities can be
identified and the difficulties can be overcome, we can simplify
the AJAX based Rich Internet Applications engineering and
support the Rapid Application Development methodology to
produce Rich Web Apps faster, while maintaining the quality.
We have identified the importance of a general architecture for
Rich Internet Applications – which is capable of addressing the
difficulties in AJAX adoption – and we propose some essential
features which need to be expected from the general
architecture; based on the knowledge gained from a survey and
a series of experiments. These features are supposed to be used,
to design a general hybrid Rich Internet Application
architecture – which increases the support in Rapid Application
Development – in our ongoing research.
—AJAX, rich internet applications, complexities,
architecture, rapid application development.
Nalaka R. Dissanayake is with University of Colombo School of
Computing, Sri Lanka (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
G. K. A. Dias is with University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri
Lanka (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Nalaka R. Dissanayake and G. K. A. Dias, "Essential Features a General AJAX Rich Internet
Application Architecture Should Have in Order to Support
Rapid Application Development," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 350-353, 2014.