Project zeppelin: A modern web application development framework

Leigh Griffin, Peter Elger, Eamonn De Leastar

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Application Platforms, by which we mean the programming languages, libraries, frameworks and associated run time support, are central to the modern development experience. They are often imbued with an ethos, value set and engineering approach that carries through the full lifecycle of the platform itself, steering its development and evolution through the various challenges - both technical and commercial - it must surmount in order to survive. Anecdotal evidence would suggest that these platforms have a lifespan of approximately 10 years - after which they enter a gradual decline. The reasons for this decline vary, including commercial shifts, new (or rediscovered) thinking and changes in the underlying technology. The authors believe that two of the major platforms in use today - J2EE and.NET - may be about to enter this declining phase. The major factors contributing to this decline; including considerable complexity, significant disjunction in the developer experience and major challenges in meeting the demands of the modern, predominantly mobile, social web. A new application platform, dubbed Zeppelin, architected to programatically meet the challenges of the Future Internet is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFormal Methods for Components and Objects - 10th International Symposium, FMCO 2011, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783642358869
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event10th International Symposium on Formal Methods for Components and Objects, FMCO 2011 - Turin, Italy
Duration: 03 Oct 201105 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7542 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th International Symposium on Formal Methods for Components and Objects, FMCO 2011


  • Eternal System
  • Javascript
  • Node.js
  • Web Application


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