Involved people at OAB: Delpino, Lolli.
Experience has been developed in the field of object programming, with particular reference at the Java language and C. The former in fact presents well definite advantages when one is interested in developing platform independent Web applications. The trend of extending the field of scientific applications usability further on the usual local area limits, making them available for the whole Internet community, is presently well established. Nevertheless that implies the use of complex and sophisticated techniques for planning and programming new applications. On the other hand recently a new interest in applications using data organized inside a database raised up. The different techniques presently available for Web integration of both applications and databases have been studied and compared. A pilot project, LiREP, is being realized. LiREP is a web application for searching and retrieving astronomical data, images and spectra, from catalogs. It makes use of a web interface and back-end Java scripts to query the database holding catalogs.