Statically locating web application bugs caused by asynchronous calls

@inproceedings{Zheng2011StaticallyLW,
  title={Statically locating web application bugs caused by asynchronous calls},
  author={Yunhui Zheng and Tao Bao and Xiangyu Zhang},
  booktitle={WWW},
  year={2011}
}
Ajax becomes more and more important for web applications that care about client side user experience. It allows sending requests asynchronously, without blocking clients from continuing execution. Callback functions are only executed upon receiving the responses. While such mechanism makes browsing a smooth experience, it may cause severe problems in the presence of unexpected network latency, due to the non-determinism of asynchronism. In this paper, we demonstrate the possible problems… CONTINUE READING
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