The JOpera visual composition language

TitleThe JOpera visual composition language
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsCesare Pautasso, and Gustavo Alonso
JournalJ. Vis. Lang. Comput.
Volume16
Pages119–152
MonthFebruary
ISSN1045-926X
Keywordsdata flow, JOpera, visual composition languages, Web service composition, Web services
Abstract

Composing Web services into a coherent application can be a tedious and error-prone task when using traditional textual scripting languages or emerging XML-based approaches. As an alternative, complex interactions patterns and data exchanges between different Web services can be effectively modeled using a visual language. In this paper, we discuss the requirements of such an application scenario and we fully describe the JOpera Visual Composition Language. An extensive set of visual editing tools, a compiler and a debugger for the language have been implemented as part of the JOpera system with the goal of providing a true visual environment for Web service composition with usability features emphasizing rapid development and visual scalability.

DOI10.1016/j.jvlc.2004.08.004
Citation Key106
Refereed DesignationRefereed