How to Choose Web Application Development Software
Web application development software helps developers work with a variety of technologies, providing faster development at lower costs. Which development platform you choose to build your web application has a far-reaching impact, as it’s the backbone of your application. This post covers several considerations for making an informed decision.
Different Ways of Web Application Development Software
Alcrucis developers are skilled in working with numerous web application development software solutions to build web . And mobile applications. Ruby on Rails , AngularJS , React,
Ruby on Rails
Ruby is a dynamic, general-purpose interpreted language that resembles English. Rails is the web development framework designed to make creating new software in Ruby less tedious. It helps developers quickly build websites of any complexity and is suitable for a broad range of programming tasks. It’s often used for projects like eCommerce, social networks, SaaS solutions, and informational portals.
AngularJS is an open-source structural framework for dynamic web apps. When you use HTML as your template language, Angular lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express an application’s components succinctly and clearly. The framework’s data binding and dependency injection help eliminate a great deal of the code you’d otherwise need to write. Its main objective is to help you develop single-page applications. It emphasizes code quality and testability and is used by major players like PayPal, Amazon, Netflix, and more.
Facebook developed React in 2011 for its own use in creating components for web applications. Today, it is an open-source solution used by many Fortune 500 companies who value its flexibility, support resources, great performance, and easy testing. As it’s easy to learn, it delivers a great developer experience.
How to Choose Web Application Development Software
When selecting the right web app development platform for your project, it’s essential to pick one that helps you avoid typical developer stumbling blocks.
- Framework Expertise. Developers must have extensive knowledge of any software so they can use it to its maximum potential.
- User Experience. It’s not uncommon for developers to focus too much on coding while ignoring UX/UI. It’s essential to use a platform that strikes the perfect balance between user experience and coding complexity.
- Security. Web application cyber attacks rise by 800% in just the first half of 2020. Be sure to choose software that meets current security standards.
- Scalability. Any web application software you choose should be able to match a company’s growth without compromising speed and performance.
To ensure you make the right choice, clearly identify the goals you’re trying to achieve and find the right team with the experience and expertise needed to take your web application development to the next level.
Alcrucis talented web developers dedicate themselves to the highest quality engineering. With their gorgeous designs, cutting-edge code, and exceptional usability, we like to say our web apps are the perfect combination of beauty and brains. To learn more about web application development software or to talk with one of our experts, get in touch with us today.
Different Types of Software Development
The demand for software developers is high, the diversity in the type of work software developers do is just as widespread. Furthermore, the more advanced your skill set is, the more opportunities you have to work in various types of software development fields/areas. Here are the 10 types of software development:
1. Web Development
Web development today is exploding thanks to the emergence of new web technologies and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) which let websites “plug in” to other useful features. The Web today can deliver ‘apps’ that feel native, because browsers now are so much more than a URL bar and an Ad-blocker these days. If you’re looking to get started as a web developer, check out Alcrucis part-time online course in Full Stack Web Development.
2. Mobile Development
This one probably was unheard of 9 years ago, but today it’s all the rage. Mobile Development could better be described as “App Development” and involves creating applications that run on mobile devices, such as iPhones, Android devices, and recently, the Windows 10 platform. Most popular OS’s are built with their own programming languages but some traditional languages are being used as well.
3. Data Science
Data is the new gold! Large data sets provide no value to anyone unless you know what to do with them. That’s where data scientists come in – they are able to find value in data just as much as the everyday person finds value in gold. In order to pull out valuable actionable insights, data scientists need to mine through and manipulate loads of data using analytical approaches. Think crunching large data sets, potentially using some cluster-computing approach, and developing a scientific application based on the findings of your data.
4. Application Development
This is the “original” type of programming. These are ‘standard’ applications that perform their duties on traditional desktop operating systems, such as Windows, Mac, or Linux. It’s often considered a programmed, executed on demand by the user, that opens its interface in the confines of the OS that it’s running in.
5. Back-end Development
The back-end, or “server side”, of a website is where the data is stored and it usually consists of three parts: a server, an application, and a database. Back-end developers need to understand databases, as well as server programming languages and architecture. If an application keeps crashing or is mind-numbingly slow or keeps throwing errors at you, it’s likely to be a back-end issue.
6. Software Tools Development
Not used by most consumers, but critical in the software development industry, this type of development builds tools for other software developers to test their code with. Beyond simply testing, developing this software will ensure other developers’ code conforms to industry standards and remains maintainable. Developing programs to (amongst other things) test other programs is no easy task, but tech giants like Microsoft and Google employ software devs by the bucketload to design applications for testing other projects on-the-go.
7. API Development
API Development, or the development of Application Programming Interfaces, is the art of building something extensible. Developers build programs that act as puzzle pieces, across different operating systems, on desktop, mobile and the web. They allow 3rd-party developers to interact with the tools or functions the API relates to. API development is the laying of a foundation of standard procedures, types, tools, GUI interaction methods, and database access rules that programmers building other applications can use for that particular API.
8. Embedded Systems Development
With the rise of the “Internet of Things” and just about everything but the kitchen sink being connected to the internet these days, embedded systems development has boomed. This type of software development deals with the coding skills needed for embedded systems like Raspberry Pi’s, Arduinos, Beaglebones, etc. The embedded software is specialized for the particular software that your machine or device runs on.
9. Security Software Development
Otherwise known as hacking. You may be asking yourself, “Is that really a type of software development?” Certainly, and it’s a critical field to be working on these days. Penetration testers (“white-hat” ethical hackers) and cyber-security experts work together for the good of companies and their systems and data. The cyber-security team develops software to keep important company assets safe from theft, viruses and other malicious attacks. The pinsetter, or penetration tester, then tries to ‘hack’ into the system to find where the vulnerabilities, or weak spots, are. This way, there’s less chance of your “black-hat” actual malicious hacker getting into your important data.
10. Cloud Computing
Whilst the traditional idea of local storage for files has stuck around in some parts of the world, the notion is slowly changing, and cloud computing services are becoming more prevalent. Cloud computing services use networks of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store and manage data rather than using a personal computer or local server. Developers involved in cloud computing software development develop the software that powers cloud storage applications, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), OneDrive storage and GitHub.