webAppOS: Creating the Illusion of a Single Computer for Web Application Developers

  • Sergejs KozlovičsEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 399)


Unlike traditional single-PC applications, which have access to directly attached computational resources (CPUs, memory, and I/O devices), web applications have to deal with the resources scattered across the network. Besides, web applications are intended to be accessed by multiple users simultaneously. That not only requires a more sophisticated infrastructure but also brings new challenges to web application developers.

The webAppOS platform is an operating system analog for web applications. It factors out the network and provides the illusion of a single computer, the “web computer”. That illusion allows web application developers to focus on business logic and create web applications faster. Besides, webAppOS standardizes many aspects of web applications and has the potential to become a universal environment for them.


Web computer Web applications Web application operating system webAppOS Web application platform 



The work has been supported by European Regional Development Fund within the project #, application # “Model-Based Web Application Infrastructure with Cloud Technology Support”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of LatviaRigaLatvia

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