XFormsDB: A Declarative Web Application Framework

  • Markku Laine
  • Denis Shestakov
  • Petri Vuorimaa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7387)


Most Web applications utilize a three-tier architecture, in which the presentation, application logic, and data management are implemented as separate tiers. The disadvantage of this popular approach is that it usually requires expertise in multiple programming languages and paradigms as well as data models used in each tier. A single expert rarely masters all the technologies involved. In this demonstration, we give an overview of the XFormsDB framework that allows developers to implement entire Web applications using only markup languages. The framework is based on the XForms markup language and our server-side extensions. We demonstrate the functionality of the framework using a simple blog application as an example.


Web Framework Web Application Web Development Declarative Language XForms XFormsDB 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markku Laine
    • 1
  • Denis Shestakov
    • 1
  • Petri Vuorimaa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Media TechnologyAalto UniversityAaltoFinland

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