Web technologies are becoming increasingly important. Companies and end users can access applications, via the Internet, without installing software on their computers.
This has a number of advantages. A big advantage is certainly that all data is stored centrally online, avoiding “data silos” that are difficult to merge.
In this article we describe the most important technologies for the development of such online applications.
Basically, we can speak between server-side and client-side programming. There are different technologies for both.
The following are used for server-side programming. This is programming that is not visible to the end user. For example, a piece of information is searched and provided from the database, this is achieved with the server-side coding.
Currently, the most popular web technologies are PHP, ASP.NET, Python, Java and Ruby.
In web development, not only must functions be executed, but these must also be displayed to the user as a result online in the browser. For this purpose, client-side web technologies are used. In the following, the most important of it:
HTML: HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language and is used to display web pages. Colors, font, hyperlinks, etc. can be displayed and changed via it.
CSS: CSS stands for Casdading Style Sheet and helps how HTML elements are displayed on the screen. The layout can be changed with this.
Database: This is a collection of organized data. It is a collection of tables, queries, reports, views and other objects.
Database Management System (DBMS): DBMS is a software application that interacts with the user, other applications and the database itself to ingest data or analyze data. A common DBMS is designed to define, create, query, update, and administer databases. Well-known DBMS are MySQL, SQL Server from Microsoft, Oracle or DB2.
Many of these tools will remain with us in the future (in the next few years), so it makes sense to learn them. Discover how to choose the right web app stack for your next project