Mjölnir: The Magical Web Application Hammer


J. van den Hooff, D. Lazar, and J. Mickens, “Mjölnir: The Magical Web Application Hammer,” in APSys, Tokyo, Japan, 2015.


Conventional wisdom suggests that rich, large-scale web applications are difficult to build and maintain. An implicit assumption behind this intuition is that a large web application requires massive numbers of servers, and complicated, one-off back-end architectures. We provide empirical evidence to disprove this intuition. We then propose new programming abstractions and a new deployment model that reduce the overhead of building and running web services.


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