PERFORMANCE OF 2-TIER WEB BASED MIDDLEWARE SYSTEMS

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PERFORMANCE OF 2
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TIER WEB BASED MIDDLEWARE SYSTEMS






by






J.O. Dehinbo




Tshwane University of Technology





DehinboOJ@tut.ac.za





jdehinbo@yahoo.com


ABSTRACT


This is a study on selected web
-
based dynamic middleware s
ystems that are used for designing and
implementing dynamic web application systems. The overall aim is to find out their performance in
order to find out which of them are good
for designing efficient systems.


In this study, web
-
based dynamic middleware

systems such as Java Servlets, Java Server Pages (JSP),
Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP), and Personal Home Page (PHP) are used to design systems to
access distributed objects (information stored anywhere) on the internet. A client
-
server system was se
t
up for each of the middlewares namely Java Servlet, ASP, JSP and PHP. Programs were written to
perform some operations on the server, like retrieving all records from a database stored on the server.
The time taken since the query is initiated from the b
rowser, to the time the query result is displayed on
the client browser were measured for each of the four middleware systems as an estimate for the
performance.


The study concluded with some recommendations on what can be done in order to enhance the
eff
iciency of designed web
-
based application systems. This will be of immense benefits to users that
desire efficient and reliable transactions over the web, as well as individuals that desire a systematic
mastery of web
-
based middleware languages.