Date of Award


Document Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

Masters of Science (Research)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Deirdre Lillis


We are living in an information age. Never before has so much data been globally available and instantaneously accessible. The main reason for this revolution is the arrival of the Internet; or perhaps more accurately, the World Wide Web(WWW). This thesis discusses the development of Internet and WWW servers and the latest Web technologies including Java, CORBA and Object Databases. It presents the fundamental concepts of server development and aims to study in particular dynamic WWW servers providing multimedia content. From the viewpoint of interoperability, the CORBA multimedia standard is reviewed. The various mechanisms of data storage and retrieval for internet applications are examined and compared. The steps involved in the creation of a WWW server application using an Object Database are described in detail and performance factors for such an application are investigated.

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