From maintenance to evolutionary development of web applications: A pragmatic approach

Authors Rudolf Ramler
Klaus Wolfmaier
Edgar Weippl
Editors N. Koch
P. Fraternali
M. Wirsing
Title From maintenance to evolutionary development of web applications: A pragmatic approach
Booktitle Proc. 4th Int. Conf. on Web Engineering (ICWE 04)
Type in proceedings
Publisher Springer
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume 3140
Address Munich, Germany
ISBN 3-540-22511-0
Year 2004
Pages 287-299
SCCH ID# 411
Abstract

Development of Web applications is dynamic by its very nature. Web development processes have to facilitate a Web application's continual refinement and evolution based on feedback from end-users. Evolutionary development can easily be achieved by end-user involvement through seamless integration of feedback and issue reporting mechanisms into Web applications. This paper discusses the use of conventional methods and tools for maintenance and change management as an infrastructure for evolutionary development of Web applications. An example demonstrates the feasibility of the proposed approach. It describes our experience from integrating the open source issue tracking system Bugzilla into a Web application.