Technical Report: DCC-98-5

An environment for managing Web database applications

 José Paulo Leal

Universidade do Porto
Rua do Campo Alegre, 823 4150 Porto, Portugal
 October 1998


This report describes an environment for developing distributed applications on the World Wide Web (WWW). Its main design goal is to assist non-programmers in the creation of WWW applications involving the cooperative management of small databases. The application programmer is expected to have only a minimal knowledge about databases to structure the application and no programming skills are required to define queries or to create functionalities. The system provides tools to format graphical interfaces using an extension of HTML that is compatible with existing HTML formatting utilities.

Keywords: Web applications development tool;