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International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS)

ISSN: 2075-0161 (Print), ISSN: 2075-017X (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJMECS Vol.9, No.11, Nov. 2017

Generating Code for Simple Dynamic Web Applications via Routing Configurations

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Author(s)

Kazuaki Kajitori

Index Terms

Web application;Code generation;JSON;Routing;Configuration

Abstract

A dynamic web application tends to have many sorts of routine code which are essentially common in most dynamic web applications.
By the routing for a web application we mean mapping URLs (requests) to actions (responses) of the application.  In this paper, we show that by configuring the routing for a web application together with preparing static libraries and modifying dynamic templates to generate the modules which are needed by the application, we can generate most of the routine code necessary for the application. Configurations for the routing and other settings for an application are written uniformly in JSON format. Then, reading the JSON configurations our scripts set up static libraries and generate necessary modules from templates and write files which conduct the routing.
Our system sets up everything you need to run a web application from the web directories for the application and the basic libraries to the modules for the application and the files for routing.  You can add another web application to the web setting for the web application you have generated.
To show by example the applicability of our web code generating system we first construct a book request page with a very little configuration on the application.  Next as a more complicated example, we apply our system to a web application which involves a specific function i.e. reading a marksheet for which the system cannot generate code, showing how the system can generate a web application which utilizes the code not generated by the system.

Cite This Paper

Kazuaki Kajitori, "Generating Code for Simple Dynamic Web Applications via Routing Configurations", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.9, No.11, pp. 1-12, 2017.DOI: 10.5815/ijmecs.2017.11.01

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