4th International Workshop on
Web Site Evolution

October 2, 2002; Montréal, Canada

WSE 2002
Migrating to Web Services

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Abdesselam Redouane,
Guidelines for Improving the Development of Web-based Applications


In this paper we present some useful guidelines for the development of web-based applications within small-size Internet companies, working in web site and e-commerce developments. We comment on the current trend of development, its drawbacks, and then propose some guidelines to improve the quality of such practice. These guidelines have been applied in practice and it turns out to be very convenient and helpful. A simple case study is provided to illustrate these guidelines. In our case study we used a simple yet powerful Definitional Specification Language (DSL) to formalize the requirements. An overview of DSL is offered.