Web application development is the process and tasks associated to building software or programs which are accessible using any web browser. Similar to websites, however the website can be a single page or could be a collection of pages related to each other having a single domain name. The web application are websites with functionality and interactive elements. Web application is written as a computer program that utilizes web browser (program loaded on computers to load the website files) and other web technologies to perform tasks over the internet. This application is stored on a server and is accessed over the internet network called world wide web. Some example of web applications are online forms, shopping carts, publishing content etc. The entire web development process consists of developing multiple components –

The basic user interface and visual design – User Interface (UI) is a component for users to interact with the website or application. Programmers design the user interface with main focus on looks and style to improve the users experience. This component is coded and developed by frond end developers or full stack developers.

The web server environment and middleware component – Middleware consists of hardware devices and software services required for the web application. The services enable communication between the application servers and database servers using the HTTP protocol.

The database component for data modeling – Information is collected from users and other sources and is stored in a data storage, typically a database to be used by the web application. This component as well as the middleware component is developed by backend developers or full stack developers.

Technologies – Some of the technologies used for developing a web application include Ajax, ASP, CSS, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python and many other technologies. Also, there are many software frameworks to support and design a web application. These web frameworks have standards to build and deploy web applications, including web services, web resource, web API’s and they automate some of the common tasks associated with web development. Some examples of web application frameworks are Apache Wicket, ASP.NET core, CakePHP, Ruby on Rails, Spring MVC, Codelgniter and many more. The model-view-controller design pattern is the backbone for many of these frameworks.

Our team consists of front end developers, back end developers and full stack developers.

Front End Developers – Ensure the web applications are downloaded fast and are responsive to user interaction when accessing the application using any device like computers or phones. Developers understand the design principles to implement a responsive design. Technologies used include CSS framework like Bootstrap. They use the inbuilt tools in Web browsers for testing and debugging which help view the web pages in the browser itself. Browser developer tools include inspector – to see what the HTML on the web page. Team uses modern web browser developer tools which allow testing the pages in the browser itself. The tools consist of an inspector to view what the runtime HTML looks like and the CSS related to each element of the page. The tools also consist of JS console to view errors that occur when executing the JavaScript. Git is a tool used for code version controlling. We select the best framework based on the website type and functionality. For example. JavaScript and CSS frameworks are used to build complex user interface. Other frameworks include jQuery, React, Angular.

Back End Developers – Back end layer enables a connection between the front end and the database. Team has the expertise and coding skills in Python, Java, PHP as well as expertise in server side framework NodeJS. All development is done use object-oriented programming language and the software is developed mainly with open source technologies which follow the “write once run anywhere” approach. Powerful tools and server side scripting languages are used to develop dynamic and interactive web applications. The database is designed and developed using MySQL or MongoDB for handling highly scalable and supporting large unstructured data.