Web technology has come a long way since the inception of the World Wide Web and the formation of the internet. The initial web pages of the nineties redefined and revolutionized the way technology is perceived and interacts with humans. Such was the impact of the initial days of the web. However, today with the web 2.0 in force the web pages with flash and other technologies are quite common. They have captured the world of information overload quite perfectly and contribute in a meaningful manner in enhancing the user experiences and the usefulness of the World Wide Web as a whole. Coming in the picture in the present days are the web applications that is creating a major impact in the market. Let us understand the world of web applications, what are their uses and the way they are developed.
Web application is an application that runs using web browsers. They are created by using languages like Java, HTML etc. Web applications are used by countless people nowadays and has opened new vistas of enhanced usability and convenience for the browsers. Consider the use of emailing applications that has revolutionized the world of communication or the case of Wikipedia, the web’s free encyclopedia that has opened the floodgates of all endeavors of human knowledge. The process of developing such type of applications is known as web application development.
However, one has to be quite careful in developing such type of web applications as listed above since there is a lot of vulnerability associated with them. There are increasing instances of cyber crimes on the internet and in the forms of various malwares and viruses that are hell bent on stealing your personal information like internet banking passwords and credit card numbers. Some web applications also faced the prospects of being hacked. Complexity of a web application is always a concern to the developer of that application. Web application development encompasses documentation, planning, testing, control, checking, analysis, web architecture, etc. However, if the web application development is done in a proper manner, a secure application may get developed.
The most common platform to develop web applications is HTML and ASP.Net. Apart from these popular platforms, developers also use Drupal, CSS and other such platforms to get their web applications developed. In recent times, PHP has emerged as a popular web application development platform along with HTML 5. Lots of people also develop their web applications using the CMS tools as well. During such a kind of web application development process, the applications are tested on the parameters related to security, performance, load stress, accessibility, usability and validation parameters. This leads to a satisfying experience in which a first class web application gets developed and may turn out to be the next big thing in the domain of the World Wide Web.