Chapter 4. Web Presentation

One of the biggest changes to enterprise applications in the last few years has been the rise of Web-browser-based user interfaces. They bring with them a lot of advantages: no client software to install, a common UI approach, and easy universal access. Also, many environments make it easy to build a Web app.

Preparing a Web app begins with the server software itself. Usually this has some form of configuration file that indicates which URLs are to be handled by which programs. Often a single Web server can handle many kinds of programs. These programs may be dynamic and can be added to a server by placing them in an appropriate directory. The Web server’s job is to interpret the URL of a request and hand over control ...

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