You can visualise your website and have a brief idea about how it’s going to display contents and allow users to interact. You want to build a dynamic website that can easily accommodate new contents and can adjust to various changes. On top of that, you need to deliver a very effortless user experience that helps users to engage instantly. All of these requires the handiwork of an expert web development company, not amateurish efforts as common in many Do-it-Yourself blogs.
In any case, you want to build a modern website with fast loading time, non-vulnerable security features, sophisticated look and feel and engaging user experience. To ensure all such qualities you need to choose your technology stack carefully. Deciding about the right technology will have the following positive implications on a website.
As far as making choices for your technology is concerned, there are no straightforward rules. While a seasoned developer can easily have a premonition of the technology required for a particular project, others may need expert help in deciding about the same. Let us mention here the key steps in choosing the right technology stack for a development project.
At this stage, you need to communicate with the client and know the precise development needs for your app. Here are the key questions that you need to ask and seek answers for.
Now that you have a solid grasp over project requirements, you can now break them down into categories and modules on the basis of business objective and business logic. Secondly, come with a detailed design diagram that displays the relationship between the modules.
Now that the project requirements have been assessed and you have a design diagram in place explaining the relationship among the modules, you need to determine the gross character of your solution based on the core module in use.
This can be done by abstracting the components and describing each of them with a befitting word. This practice will easily help you know the kind of solution you need. For example, if your project needs principally concern transactions and marketplace, the required solution is likely to be eCommerce. If the project needs mainly concern content delivery, the solution type is likely to be a CMS.
Now that you have a clear idea of the required solution, you can research the most credible technologies in relation to the respective solutions. You can now try to find the most popular and effective technologies and their respective pros and cons for each type of solution. For example, for a website focused on the content publication you can find dozens of CMS solutions and you can conduct research the pros and cons for each of them. When the required technologies are known, the development challenges and coding complexity can be reduced drastically.
For building the most sophisticated web app, a development company also has to consider the available programming languages. The company has to measure the strengths and weaknesses of various programming languages and the available technical expertise of the company.
Here we will focus upon a few popular and widely used languages having robust community support, a rich set of features and characteristics that fit into modern web development needs.
Microsoft ASP.NET is the most popular and widely used framework across business applications running on the Windows operating system. Apart from a very few open standard parts like the C# and few other .NET parts, this framework is mostly a closed one under complete control of Microsoft. Moreover, it offers the flexibility of using preferred languages by running on the virtual platform referred to as the Common Language Infrastructure or CLI. There are several .Net languages that ASP.NET developers can use including C#, JScript.Net, VB.Net, Python, Ruby and several others.
ASP.NET remained as the most popular programming language for enterprise systems that demand more protection from security vulnerabilities and glitch-free performance. It is also the most preferred cross-platform technology for building Windows mobile applications besides developing apps for other platforms and the web.
PHP is by far the most popular programming language that has been widely used for the majority of CMS platforms and websites of all types and niches. PHP as a language boasts of a really expansive ecosystem of frameworks, libraries and third-party extensions and enjoys the support of millions of web developers worldwide.
The only downside is that it doesn’t offer any definitive development guideline. Though, the worldwide developer community working with PHP through various CMS platforms and libraries can also offer active help. The core strength of the language is its ease of use and this makes it popular for the majority of web applications and platforms including WordPress, Facebook, Flickr and many others.
Python gained quick popularity as a programming language because of its strict code standards, easy to read the code and a very powerful library that takes care of every aspect of development. It is also a highly dynamic language with automatic and powerful memory management capability. Python offers great scalability across stateless servers and this is why cloud applications find Python so effective. Python offers several popular frameworks as well including Django which is used by popular web applications such as Pinterest, Instagram, and Eventbrite.
Ruby is an object-oriented programming language used for building dynamic websites and web apps. Like Python, it also boasts of automatic memory management capability. Ruby is also the language that comes packed with an overwhelming number of libraries and frameworks. The language at present offers more than 60,000 libraries along with a very active community of developers.
Java is the most widely used class-based and object-oriented programming language which was built with the ‘write once and run everywhere’ philosophy. Thanks to worldwide popularity and adoption across a variety of enterprise systems Java boasts of a very powerful range of documentation, libraries and frameworks geared for building complex, multilayered and security savvy applications. As Java is the core language for Android, it should always be considered as an important language for building an app on Android.
web app development company can choose the technology stack for a development project without prior consideration of its technical expertise. A great development company always have a very balanced team of developers spread across key skill sets and programming expertise. In fact, a development company ends up offering a higher quote than the industry standard if it needs to hire developers from outside to fulfil key requirements.
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WRITTEN BY: Atman Rathod
Atman Rathod is the Founding Director at CMARIX Technolabs Pvt. Ltd., a leading web and mobile app development company with 17+ years of experience. Having…
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