JWIG: Yet Another Framework for Maintainable and Secure Web Applications

Anders Møller and Mathias Schwarz


Although numerous frameworks for web application programming have been developed in recent years, writing web applications remains a challenging task. Guided by a collection of classical design principles, we propose yet another framework. It is based on a simple but flexible server-oriented architecture that coherently supports general aspects of modern web applications, including dynamic XML construction, session management, data persistence, caching, and authentication, but it also simplifies programming of server-push communication and integration of XHTML-based applications and XML-based web services. Through a number of examples, we argue that the framework provides a novel foundation for developing more maintainable and secure web applications.

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