There are at least two competing technologies for Web applications development: ASP.NET by Microsoft and WebObjects by Apple. The IBuySpy application, a web portal that has been developed by the ASP.NET team at Microsoft using the .NET framework, illustrates the best practices for developing ASP.NET applications, in terms of modular design, caching, user authentication and authorization, and state management. In this project, a similar application was developed in WebObjects so that both technologies can be compared in terms of system architecture, frameworks, reusability, development environment and tools, security, and implementation.
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Computer Science (GCCIS)
Schreiner, Axel - Chair
Al-Ghourabi, Adnan, "A comparison of web development technologies: WebObjects vs. ASP.NET" (2006). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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