Study on rich internet applications

by kai on 16/06/2004

I finally got the mark for my masters thesis in computer science (some of you might know that I’m doing my masters studies besides my daily work): got a 1.3 (for the non-Germans – on a scale beginning with 1.0 being the best one and ending up with 4.0 or “failed”). So – got a quite good day 😉

It’s a 222-paged study on the theory and concepts of web-based and rich internet applications on application server technologies. The German title is

Überlegungen zur Software- und Systemarchitektur für Web- und
Rich-Internet-Anwendungen auf Basis von Application Servern

which means something like “Thoughts on software and system architectures for web and rich client applications based on application servers” in English. Why I mention that here: Besides a lot of conceptual work, there are many links to Macromedia technology contained.

So – if anyone is interested in what I tried to create in the thesis, the link somewhere above gives you the table of contents and the introduction. Both is in German – sorry English folks. If there are requests, I’ll be happy to provide you with a 10-15-paged English summary of the thesis. If someone would like to get the whole document, don’t hesitate to contact me via email and we might be able to work something out for you.

Steve Nelson June 16, 2004 at 12:00 am

Wow fabulous! I’d love to see it too.

Owen van Dijk June 16, 2004 at 12:00 am

Congrats, would love to have an english summary, i’ll try and read up the german doc, but my german isn’t what it used to be 🙂 Feel free to send it to me ( i reckon you have my work email )

Christian Schenk June 17, 2004 at 12:00 am


Hope I will find the time in near future to study your theory ;-

Florian Theurich June 17, 2004 at 12:00 am

Good on ya! Got the same mark for my thesis, but the number of pages would have annoyed my prof 🙂

Would also like to have a look at it, at least at the english summary! If you send it to the guys who posted above let me have a copy too!!

Daniel Spronk June 17, 2004 at 12:00 am

congrats! I’m very interested in the english summary too…even the whole german doc.

Paul June 17, 2004 at 12:00 am

Congrats from me as well!

I’d be interested in the german version. Could you send it to my work e-mail address or provide some download URL?


Sean Corfield June 17, 2004 at 12:00 am

Hmm, definitely stretching my German comprehensive (haven’t had much cause to read German since my A-levels in ’79!) but I’d love to read the whole thing if possible.

I’d certainly be interested in an English summary too.

And *CONGRATULATIONS* on such a high mark!!

Markus Einfinger June 24, 2004 at 12:00 am

hallo kai,

mich würd deine arbeit sehr interessieren! hab aber deine mailadresse nicht gefunden, weshalb ich hier reinposte und hoffe, dass du es liest.

kann dir als “gegenleistung” meine diplomarbeit zum thema “web content management” mit einer studie in österreich und kanada anbieten 🙂


Bas June 28, 2004 at 12:00 am


Congratulations on your mark! and wow, 222 pages…

I would like to have the english summary too, my German isn’t really good 🙂


Heike Fütterer July 13, 2004 at 12:00 am

hi kai,
der inhalt deiner arbeit hört sich ziemlich spannend an. bin sehr am lesen interessiert, da ich gerade meine thesis zum thema usability von ria’s schreibe (die ich natürlich im gegenzug auch schicken würde)

Benjamin August 26, 2005 at 12:00 am

Hey i also did my final thesis about flex. You can get it here

viking November 8, 2005 at 12:00 am

Thanks for your kindness to share your valuable knowledge.

Could you please send an English summary copy to me if convenient to you.

Best regards

Damien November 27, 2007 at 12:00 am

well done, i’m loking into doing a thesis on Rich Internet Applications and would be very interested in reading an english version of your thesis? do you have an english summary?

Karan Oberoi July 5, 2008 at 12:00 am

Hey.. I need some help/advice from you. I am in Netherlands and am currently doing my MBA Master thesis on “Business Impact of Rich Internet Applications” .. I feel a bit lost in my topic now. When you did your thesis, did you come across any issues which you thought could be looked at from a business (non-technical) point of view?..Any suggestions as to what I could add to my thesis would be greatly appreciated..Any sort of research that I could do which an IT Manager would find useful to read….
Thanks in advance

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