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SeCoGen - A Service Code Generator

Author Ricardo Queirós



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Ricardo Queirós
  • ESMAD - Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
  • CRACS - INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal

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Ricardo Queirós. SeCoGen - A Service Code Generator. In 8th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies (SLATE 2019). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 74, pp. 23:1-23:8, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2019)
https://doi.org/10.4230/OASIcs.SLATE.2019.23

Abstract

The architectural pattern of micro-services is being increasingly adopted by developers, facilitating the maintenance and scalability of the systems' code. The adoption and consumption of these micro-services are often seen on the front-end code of the Web applications. Nevertheless, this adoption obliges web designers/developers to know where to look for those web services, to read their documentation and to write the request/response code as well to control the corresponding UI rendering. This whole process is time-consuming and error-prone. This article introduces SeCoGen as an interactive code generator for Web service parsing and consumption. The generator benefits from an HTTP request template, a query normalizer and dynamic UI templates. In order, to validate the generator feasibility and usefulness, a REST API to search for countries is used.

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  • Software and its engineering → Source code generation
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  • Code Generation
  • Web services
  • micro-services

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