Dr Ahmed Hassan Publishes Papers in IJDR


UMST’s Director of the Computer Center and deputy dean of the Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology has published two papers in the International Journal of Development Research.

The first paper, entitled, ‘Hybrid Methodology (HM) for Developing Web-Based Systems’, focuses on how to overcome common problems found in web development methods.

Abstract:
With the increasing expansion of web-based systems in their use, as well as the increase in the complexity of their development, it has been found that the conventional software engineering models such as for example Waterfall model, Prototyping, Incremental, Spiral, Rational Unified process (RUP) and Extreme programming (XP) cannot be used directly or not applicable for themdevelopment of web-based systems. As a result of failure of software engineering models in developing web-based systems several web engineering models and methodologies have been developed and tried during the first years of the 21st century to help developers master the complexity of Web application design and development, but they also failed due to nature of web-based systems. In this paper, a hybrid methodology for developing web-based system will be proposed. The methodology will help to ensure successful development of web-based systems and be
able to overcome the common problems found in web development methods.

The second paper, ‘Recommended Practices for Developing web-based systems’ introduces these practices and outlines how they should be successfully implemented.

Abstract:
It has been found that the conventional software engineering models such as for example Waterfall model, Prototyping, Incremental, Spiral, Rational Unified process (RUP) and Extreme programming (XP) cannot be used directly or not applicable for the development of web based systems. As a result of failure of software engineering models in developing web based systems and at the same time with the increasing expansion of Web applications in their use, as well as the increase in the complexity of their development, several web engineering models and methodologies have been developed and tried during the first years of the 21st century to help developers master the complexity of Web application design and development, but they also failed due to nature of web based systems. This paper aims to introduce the recommended practices and features that each methodology should contains in order to develop web based
system successfully.

Access the full papers on UMST’s Digital Library.