Bridging the gap between legacy services and Web Services

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Tegawendé Bissyandé, Laurent Réveillère, Yérom-David Bromberg, Julia Lawall, Gilles Muller

Web Services is an increasingly used instantiation of Service-Oriented
Architectures (SOA) that relies on standard Internet protocols to produce
services that are highly interoperable. Other types of services, relying
on legacy application layer protocols, however, cannot be composed
directly. A promising solution is to implement wrappers to translate
between the application layer protocols and the WS protocol. Doing so
manually, however, requires a high level of expertise, in the relevant
application layer protocols, in low-level network and system programming,
and in the Web Service paradigm itself.

In this paper, we introduce a generative language based approach for
constructing wrappers to facilitate the migration of legacy service
functionalities to Web Services. To this end, we have designed the
Janus domain-specific language, which provides developers with a
high-level way to describe the operations that are required to
encapsulate legacy service functionalities. We have successfully
used Janus to develop a number of wrappers, including wrappers
for IMAP and SMTP servers, for a RTSP-compliant media server and for
UPnP service discovery. Preliminary experiments show that
Janus-based WS wrappers have performance comparable to manually
written wrappers.
TitelMiddleware 2010 : ACM/IFIP/USENIX 11th International Middleware Conference, Bangalore, India, November 29 - December 3, 2010. Proceedings
RedaktørerIndranil Gupta, Cecilia Mascolo
Antal sider20
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-642-16954-0
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-642-16955-7
StatusUdgivet - 2010
Begivenhed11th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference - Bangalore, Indien
Varighed: 29 nov. 20103 dec. 2010
Konferencens nummer: 11


Konference11th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference
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