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Building Web Applications with UML Second Edition by Jim Conallen

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Chapter 3. Dynamic Clients

The great distinction between Web sites and Web applications lies in the use of business logic. In Chapter 2, the discussions of Web applications and their enabling technologies all centered on implementing business logic only on the server. The client browser was a simple, generalized user-interface device that played no role in the execution of business logic. In the history of Web applications, that model didn't last long. When system designers, especially client/server system designers, recognized the potential of the Web as a serious system architecture, they realized that it might be beneficial for client computers to share in the execution of the business logic. The idea was simple, but some problems needed ...

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