Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Reference Architecture for Web Servers

Don't let this paper's name fool you, this one is (at least in my opinion) presenting a process for semi-automatically generating reference architectures for any established domain, not just web servers. Having said that, a lot of really interesting, useful information is presented about three popular servers: Apache, AOL, and Jigsaw. Not particularly deep, however. The methods for automatically generating the architecture were glossed over, as the authors were using an existing tool. Next, they simply refined the architecture until it fit the 3 example architectures. I think it could use more meat. Still, a very interesting (and dare I say,entertaining) read, especially if you're familiar with the web domain.

Oh, and there were no 'results', per se. Wonder if they should have some.

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