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Browsers for Distributed Systems: Universal Paradigm or Siren's Song?

Technical Report
This report examines the technical issues relevant to incorporating web browsers as a component of a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) -based solution.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-98-TR-010
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6572108.v1

Abstract

Web-based browsers are quickly becoming ubiquitous in the workplace. Software development managers are quick to incorporate browsers into a broad range of software development projects, often inappropriately. The purpose of this technical report is to examine the technical issues relevant to incorporating browsers as a component of a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) -based solution. Issues examined include portability, performance, functionality, severity, human factors, distribution, installation, upgrading, component-based development, runtime configuration management, and licensing.

Cite This Technical Report

Seacord, R., & Hissam, S. (1998, August 1). Browsers for Distributed Systems: Universal Paradigm or Siren's Song?. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-98-TR-010). Retrieved February 29, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572108.v1.

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author={Seacord, Robert and Hissam, Scott},
title={Browsers for Distributed Systems: Universal Paradigm or Siren's Song?},
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howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
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Seacord, Robert, and Scott Hissam. "Browsers for Distributed Systems: Universal Paradigm or Siren's Song?." (CMU/SEI-98-TR-010). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, August 1, 1998. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572108.v1.

R. Seacord, and S. Hissam, "Browsers for Distributed Systems: Universal Paradigm or Siren's Song?," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-98-TR-010, 1-Aug-1998 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572108.v1. [Accessed: 29-Feb-2024].

Seacord, Robert, and Scott Hissam. "Browsers for Distributed Systems: Universal Paradigm or Siren's Song?." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-98-TR-010). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Aug. 1998. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572108.v1. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Seacord, Robert; & Hissam, Scott. Browsers for Distributed Systems: Universal Paradigm or Siren's Song?. CMU/SEI-98-TR-010. Software Engineering Institute. 1998. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572108.v1