Web applications have become very much
popular these days as they are the most convenient to use. Ever since
the advent of internet, our life and the way we do things has change
drastically and with web applications, it has made our job even easier.
Wikipedia defines web application as “In software engineering, a web
application is an application that is accessed via a web browser over a
network such as the Internet or an intranet. The term may also mean a
computer software application that is hosted in a browser-controlled
environment (e.g. a Java applet)”.
However, the user of web application
would differ slightly from this definition and say that web application
is like an ever ready steward to serve the required things on the
platter. No wonder that web applications have got popular these days as
you don’t need to install any software in your computer to run
particular programs. After all, the usage of web applications has saved
the web users from plenty of time consuming and costly tasks of
maintaining and updating client server workstation and so on.
The web application development
has basically enhanced the productivity by creating dynamically a
series of web pages in a standard format of HTML/XHTML. These formats
are generally compatible with all the popular web browsers. The most
popular web applications these days perform several kinds of functions
such as webmail, online retail sales, online auctions, discussion
boards, weblogs, MMORPGs and much more. The web applications can do
that for you easily over the web as they are generally ubiquitous with
all kinds of browser such as Firefox, IE, and Safari and so on.
and several other technologies. An expert web application developer can
coordinate client side scripting with the server side technologies
including PHP, ASP, AJAX and so on.