The recent trends in web application development are way different than what they used to be in the earlier days of information technology.
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PRINCIPLES OF MODERN WEB APPLICATION
PRINCIPLES OF MODERN WEB APPLICATION
The recent trends in web application development are way different than
what they used to be in the earlier days of
information technology. Past development
principles don’t make any sense today in
front of the new ones that have sprung up,
but not all amongst the new slew are
Here, we’ll explore the principles that really
matter in the realms of modern web
development and are essential to build the
Principle 1: Being productive doesn’t mean creating complex, un-maintainable
This is a gray area and answers are not quite as obvious. Productivity shares
a direct relation with speed and there’s a different one required for every app
to be developed. For complex web apps, it will be less; for simpler ones, it
will be more. Trying to speed up the development for complex apps might
muddle up its specs; worst, it might turn the app completely unusable! Then,
even security might face a setback as well as its power to adapt to future
needs. The list is a long one
So productivity is all about
building an application most
efficiently, which translates to
an even balance between speed
Principle 2: Building a quality
A quality application is beyond
just following specs. Rather, it’s an application that’s fit to be used for the
present and also for the future; an app that adapts to the changing faces of
technology. That way, it will be able to solve the users’ long-term needs and
shall grow with the users’ businesses. Plus, another advantage it will carry is
it will be easily maintainable.
Principle 3: Always put the user first
This is almost a no-brainer. Frankly, like any commodity, you got to think of
user acceptability. The constantly developing web has changed the tools and
methodologies with the emergence of newer devices, but this hasn’t changed
the most basic principle, which is
- The user must find it usable!
Getting wrapped-up with latest
technology or putting too many
things together to cut short TAT is
no excuse towards not providing a
great user experience.
Principle 4: Security features
Online assets of any business is
mostly attacked through their
Web applications and the attackers target authentication protocols, access
controls and all the confidentiality-related data. Common vulnerabilities
(Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection) are exploited and despite it being
common knowledge, it is ignored by
most of the developers. But security is
not something you can add at the end;
it must be built into the W eb Design
Development right from the time you
Authentication mechanisms must be
in place right from the start to secure
data during a transit.
Principle 5: Use Tools
Professional W eb Development is no
more about a specialized focus with a
single language; currently, it’s more of
a jack-of-all-trades thing. Knowledge
about programming languages is as
essential as knowing about web
vulnerabilities; about API integration to creating a responsive design.
J avascript, UX principles or modern architecture – it encompasses all! In
short, web application development is more complex than before, requiring
an ever-evolving skill-set within tighter deadlines. Tools help you achieve
that without sacrificing function, security and functional security.
Principle 6: Must be viewable through multiple types of screens
The range of devices and platforms in today’s world makes it an absolute
necessity. Need not say anything more.
Principle 7: Speedy apps win the race
Again, it’s a no-brainer. None in today’s world can wait for an eternity, so
that’s understood. Make the app handle more data from the sources, for
which, you need to properly optimize your app. Else; it will drive away the
users, which is bad for your business. So there you are! Call these principles
or rules of thumb, but skip just one and your app is a dead horse.