The Most Important Technologies For Web Development
The technologies for web development keep changing and phasing out; new ones come in all the time while most of the old ones become obsolete. Even so, there are still some web technologies that are still popular. Though you need to be aware of the latest trends, there are still some old ones that are still running successfully and are quite popular among developers:
Server Side Technologies
PHP programming is a server script language that acts as an important tool in creating dynamic web pages. PHP can be embedded directly, and has the capacity to work well with HTML code. PHP is widely used because it is a cost-effective solution as many of the associated softwares are free. It is also the popular choice among both small and large businesses because it can create websites depending on the requirements of each industry, be it blog sites, e-business websites, community websites and huge e-business commerce sites with shopping carts. Web development with PHP is easy, thanks to its concise language format and its ability to access important tools like Google Maps. Not all tools allow for that. The feather in the cap for PHP is that it has an in-built security feature that protects it from any malicious attacks.
ASP.NET or Active Server Pages .NET, developed by Microsoft is an important tool for creating websites, and hence forms an integral part of .NET framework. As it is also a server side technology, you can use it to make powerful technologies and websites. If you want a technology that would help you update and modify your webpage regularly and automatically, ASP.NET would be ideal. Major e-commerce websites like Amazon.com and Ebay.com use ASP.NET because the developer can execute the source code on the server itself.
Ruby is open source, freely available on the web and is completely an object oriented programming language founded in 1993. It works like other server side programs like Python, Perl and Smalltalk. Developers use Ruby to write Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripts and since it is clean, simple and easy to use, it is hugely popular. Ruby is scalable and can be used for both Internet and Intranet applications.
Client Side Web Development Tools
CSS or Cascading Style Sheets are extremely popular because they allow for quick page loading and contains different layouts, styles, colors and fonts when webpages are created. Why developers choose to go for CSS is that it is very easy to change the design and layout of the website, making it flexible in the long run. The only disadvantage with CSS is that it works in different ways in different browsers.
AngularJS is also one of the most preferred tool for website application because it is easy to adopt and not at all time consuming like some new technologies. Another attractive feature of AngularJS is that it is embedded with a lot of features, but requires only less code to get the work done; this makes it less stressful for the developer.
Some developers still vouch by MySQL because it is easy to install and even easier to use. You can add several third party tools to the tool and if you have any doubts on their functioning, you can get in touch with the huge community of supporters who are ready to help out each other. Even after Oracle purchased MySQL, it is still open source, and though the code is free, depending on your usage and requirement, you will have to pay.
Microsoft SQL Server is also popular among developers because it is fast and affordable. Another noticeable fact is that you can make use of the “n” number of resources from the web, making it one of the easiest web development tools around. As it is integrated with Windows Server security settings, you can install it quickly on the existing server. It is a secure database platform that will give you practically no trouble. Also Microsoft SQL Server has the record of having the least number of vulnerabilities as it is constantly secured.
Interesting links about the topic:
The Most Important Things To Learn In Web Development
Current Best Web Development Trends
Technologies, Every Web Developer Should Learnt
The author: Reema Oamkumar is engaged as a thought leader at www.Software-Developer-India.com which is a part of the YUHIRO Group. YUHIRO is a German-Indian enterprise which provides programmers to IT companies, agencies and IT departments.