The work or process related to the development of a website for the Internet or the intranet is called web development. It ranges from developing a plain-text simple static page to complex web-based internet applications. Web development is a term which can also be used for web design, web engineering, web content development, web server, network security configuration and e-commerce development.
Several web development companies provide their services at different prices with their own list of perks. Let’s see a few web development platforms that are well renowned –
WordPress, frequently known as one of the most popular blogging platforms, is among the oldest platforms for web designing/development. With an easy-to-operate interface, WordPress lures business’ owners to utilize this platform to manage, develop and design their websites. To operate WordPress, you need not have an in-depth knowledge of coding or technology; it provides tools to manage websites without much hassle. This web-development platform comes with a list of pre-built embedded functionalities and options that help the user to add or change themes and plugins. Businesses can select a theme and plugin from the inbuilt list and customize their website as per their requirements. Moreover, the popularity of a website depends on the quality of its Search Engine Optimization (SEO) keywords and its ranking on the search engine. WordPress also offers a list of pre-built SEO tools in order to make your website search engine friendly.
Hypertext Pre-processor (PHP)
Earlier known as ‘Personal Home Page’, PHP is a server-side scripting language that offers a huge variety of functionalities while developing dynamic websites. Despite being an open-source development platform, PHP offers a variety of benefits similar to that of any other paid scripting language. Web development, when done using PHP, guarantees a durable and robust website structure that has the capacity to handle huge traffic. In spite of these functionalities provided by PHP, it requires the user to have in-depth knowledge of programming languages.
Despite being free, Joomla is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) for publishing web content. Built on a model-view-controller web application, Joomla is among the most popular content management systems. Mostly preferred for developing websites with powerful web applications and multiple functionalities, Joomla’s user-friendly interface offers a strong web-design that ensures the solidarity of the data. Such functionalities are not possible without a content management system. Joomla is created by using open-source software like MySQL and PHP, which provides it with an open-source and versatile infrastructure.
Magento is an open-source eCommerce platform which is created using the Zend Framework and written in PHP. This web development platform offers thousands of pre-built extensions and is one of the best scalable and free platforms for developing state-of-the-art eCommerce platforms. Magento enables a business to customize their website to any extent using the pre-built extension tools and features. Moreover, Magento also has a user forum which is one of the leading hubs for skilled web-developers.
JavaServer Pages (JSP)
JavaServer Pages (JSP) is a cluster of server-side programming technologies that provide a dynamic and platform-independent method to build web-based applications. The JSP has access to the entire list of Java Application Programming Interfaces (API), along with the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API. JSP enables businesses to create a dynamic web page that are based on HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Extensible Markup Language (XML). In spite of being similar to PHP and ASP, JSP uses Java programming language to function. One of the benefits of using JSP is that the static templates including XML and HTML combine with the lines of code that generate dynamic content.