A Programming Language for Web Service Development

Cooney, Dominic P., Dumas, Marlon, & Roe, Paul (2005) A Programming Language for Web Service Development. In Estivill-Castro, Vladimir (Ed.) Computer Science 2005: Twenty-Eighth Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC2005), Australian Computer Society, Newcastle, Australia, pp. 143-150.

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There is now widespread acceptance of Web services and service-oriented architectures. But despite the agreement on key Web services standards there remain many challenges. Programming environments based on WSDL support go some way to facilitating Web service development. However Web services fundamentally rely on XML and Schema, not on contemporary programming language type systems such as those of Java or .NET. Moreover, Web services are based on a messaging paradigm and hence bring forward the traditional problems of messaging systems including concurrency control and message correlation. It is easy to write simple synchronous Web services using traditional programming languages; however more realistic scenarios are surprisingly difficult to implement. To alleviate these issues we propose a programming language which directly supports Web service development. The language leverages XQuery for native XML processing, supports implicit message correlation and has high level join calculus-style concurrency control. We illustrate the features of the language through a motivating example.

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ID Code: 728
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: web services, programming language, messaging, join patterns, XML, XQuery
ISBN: 1-920682-20-1
ISSN: 1445-1336
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Australian Computer Society
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:11

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