application, also known as a web app, is an interactive computer program built
using web technologies (HTML, CSS, JS) that stores (Database, Files) and
manipulates data (CRUD) and is used by a group or a single user to perform
tasks over the internet. The acronym CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) is
well-known and is at the heart of web app development. Web apps are typically
accessed through a web browser such as Google Chrome and require a login/signup
Distinctions between Websites vs. Web
distinction is how we interact with one another. Web applications are defined
by their input: we use them to create, read, update, and delete data. We read
the news, marketing information, and FAQs on websites, so they are defined by
Web applications that are progressive
web applications are a newer type of web application that behaves like native
applications and often outperforms them. They're web applications with a
slightly different approach and a different set of technologies, such as
service workers, manifests, and push notifications. Progressive web
applications can be downloaded to your device and saved to your home screen,
making them accessible and ‘native-like,' and unlike web apps, they can be used
Benefits of Web Application
- Maintenance is simple and quick. Large companies
only have to deal with a problem once, rather than dealing with it on a
one-by-one basis on each and every computer.
- There are no issues with compatibility. Because
every operating system comes with a built-in browser, a web app can run on
any desktop, smartphone, or tablet, regardless of the operating system.
- They don't take up any hard disk space. This is
especially important now, as Ultra books are becoming increasingly popular.
Ultra books are computers with a high processing power and a small internal
storage capacity. As a result, Internet-based tools can be crucial for
these applications require an Internet connection to be accessed, so having one
is required. Aside from that, they're perfect, and many of them could easily
replace desktop applications. There are a variety of approaches to developing
web applications, but let's look at some examples first.
- Evernote and Trello
- Google Docs
Process of making a web application
In order to
create a web application, you must go through a number of steps. The various
steps of the web application development process are summarized below.
to make a web application in eight easy steps.
- Define the issue
you're trying to solve - The importance of defining the problem cannot be overstated. It
serves as your compass and guides you in the right direction. Your problem
is the source of your solution.
- Plan your web
application's workflow - Once you've decided on a solution, sketch out the process for
implementing it. What must occur within your web application in order for
it to resolve the issue?
- Create a wireframe
or prototype for your web application - Create a wireframe for your workflow. Your
wireframe is nothing more than a means of communicating your solution to
your intended audience.
- Obtain Validation - Present your new web
application's wireframe to potential users. Keep track of feedback and
revise the design until you and your potential customers are satisfied.
- Choose your tools - To create your web
application, you'll use a variety of tools, platforms, and frameworks.
It's critical to select a tool that is appropriate for the job (in this
case, your web application), rather than going with the most popular
option. Django combined with React, for example, might be overkill for a
simple to-do app.
- Build your web
- Create a database
for your web application - Determine the types of data you'll be storing in your
database as well as the data you'll be storing. After that, create your
development - You'll
most likely develop both the frontend and the backend at the same time.
Your frontend will resemble the wireframe/prototype you validated earlier
in some ways. Like one of our frontend frameworks below, the frontend is
made up of HTML, CSS, and JS.
Development - One
of the most difficult aspects of the web application development process
is creating the backend. The backend's primary responsibilities include
providing HTTP endpoints for your frontend (remember CRUD! ),
authenticating users, authorizing them, and serving the frontend.
- Put your web
application to the test - Testing your web application is an ongoing process
that occurs both during and after the development phase. You can either
automate or perform manual testing. You should try to cover functionality,
usability, compatibility, security, and performance testing during the
- Hosting and
deployment of your web application - Hosting is the process of running your web
application on a server. You will need to purchase a domain name and
select a cloud hosting provider. You will need to use a CI tool to move your
web application from your local machine to your cloud provider and then
That, in a
nutshell, is the web application development process. Finally, when developing
a web application, you must make decisions. If you follow the steps above, you will
have to decide whether to code your web application from scratch, use a
framework, or use a web development platform once you reach the development
stage. Each has its own set of advantages. Coding from scratch is more flexible
than using a web development platform, but it is also more time consuming and
difficult. A web development platform is easier to use and faster than a
framework, but it is less scalable. Consider your options carefully and select
the best option for the job at hand.
Apr 05, 2021
by Adekunle Oludele