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Enriching Web Applications with Collaboration Support Using Dependency Injection

  • Matthias Heinrich
  • Franz Josef Grüneberger
  • Thomas Springer
  • Martin Gaedke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7387)

Abstract

Web-based collaboration tools such as Google Docs are pervasive in our daily lives since they have proven to efficiently support joint work of distributed teams. Nevertheless, the development of web-based groupware systems is a time-consuming and costly task because developers either have to become familiar with specific groupware libraries or are asked to re-implement concurrency control services (i.e. document synchronization, conflict resolution). Therefore, we propose a dependency injection mechanism using declarative annotations to incorporate concurrency control services into web applications. Instead of adopting comprehensive libraries or implementing application-specific components, synchronization capabilities are integrated in a lightweight and rapid fashion. To validate the approach, we enriched the widely-adopted Knockout framework with dependency injection facilities and transformed two Knockout-based applications into collaborative ones.

Keywords

Concurrency Control Operational Transformation Bold Text Collaboration Service Apache Software Foundation 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Heinrich
    • 1
  • Franz Josef Grüneberger
    • 1
  • Thomas Springer
    • 2
  • Martin Gaedke
    • 3
  1. 1.SAP ResearchGermany
  2. 2.Dresden University of TechnologyGermany
  3. 3.Chemnitz University of TechnologyGermany

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