Web development is the development of websites for the internet. Web development does not refer to designing a website rather it involves coding and programming. This includes the development of a page for eCommerce or online business by using different internet applications. The process involves database technologies, server-side programming, client-side programming, web content development, and network security.
Web development helps organizations to expand their reach through credible platforms. It reduces costs, provides 24-7*7 availability and accessibility to the customer.
The database is required to make sure that your website runs smoothly. It stores data, files, images, and codes you have made. A good web developer must have a good knowledge of database technologies. Some web-based applications are MySQL, Apache, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBMDB2, MongoDB.
It is important to have server-side language as it is the backbone of your website. It is the program that runs on a server dealing with the generation of content of web pages. Server-side scripting language structures the database so that it can establish the connection between the user’s computer and the web browser.
The end-user who is using your site must have good storage on his computer so that it can store the files and images. When the user opens your website, it looks for a particular piece of information. For this server-side script is used. A web developer needs to have good knowledge of the server-side language. Some of the popular server-side languages are PHP, Java, C, Python, ASP.NET, Ruby.
Who can do web development?
Front-end web developers:
Back-end web developer:
The back-end involves the database, server, and application. The back-end developer manages the actions and stores the data related to users in the back-end. Server-side languages are used such as PHP, python, java to build the application, and MySQL to manage the data.
Full-stack web developer:
Full-stack developers generally deal with both the works of front-end developers and back-end developers. They should have awareness about the languages used in both and have good knowledge about the tools and software.
Web development is the process of building and maintaining websites through the internet. People usually get confused between web development and web design however, they both are different. So, web development focuses on the usage of web languages, software, and coding to make the website functional. Also, web development is about building a useful, responsive and, easily accessible website and experimenting with new technologies to solve customer’s problems.