Representation of Object-Oriented Database for the Development of Web Based Application Using Db4o


Impedance mismatch of data flow is the major problem in the relational database when one is using the web based application development on the computer system. It effects the development of scalable and reusable web application. Due to this, the research cost of development and maintenance increases. Therefore the present work is an attempt towards an object-oriented database system by using Db4o to overcome the impedance mismatch problem. In the current work, the development of web application for Indian Postal Services by using Db4o is demonstrated on dot NET platform. Before developing the application, the authors used a Unified Modeling Language (UML) model in the form of UML class, sequence and use-case diagrams. The Db4o is used to store the object-oriented database and the performance of Db4o is observed through several object-oriented queries and corresponding results are demonstrated.

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V. Saxena and A. Pratap, "Representation of Object-Oriented Database for the Development of Web Based Application Using Db4o," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 5 No. 9, 2012, pp. 687-694. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2012.59082.

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