Date Added: Nov 2009
The authors propose an architecture, Flare, that is a structured and easy way to develop applications rapidly, in a multitude of languages, which make use of online storage of data and management of users. The architecture eliminates the need for server-side programming in most cases, creation and management of online database storage servers, re-creation of user management schemes and writing a lot of unnecessary code for accessing different webbased services using their APIs. A Web API provides a common API for various web-based services like Blogger, Wordpress, MSN Live, Facebook etc. Access Libraries provided for major programming languages and platforms make it easy to develop applications using the Flare Web Service.