Web Programming Platform

If you are an entrepreneur or a professional and want to build one web application for your start-ups, you will be confused to know the variety of platforms with different programming languages, frameworks and databases are available on the Internet. You will be confused more when you will approach any web development company or any freelance developer. Each and every company or developer will suggest you as per their own skill set. They will give you an impression that, their solution is better than the rest.
In this video blog, I have shared with you the correct way to select the right programming platform for your web application.
Let’s take a quick overview of any website. Each and every website is having 2 sides. One is called client side which is sometimes interpreted as front end and the 2nd one is called server side.
Whatever we can see in our browser, are parts of client side. It consists of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and few other multimedia resources like images, audios, and videos. HTML is the skeleton of the front end. CSS used to beautify the content specified on the HTML. JavaScript or JS is used to make the web pages interactive. Whatever programming languages or frameworks used at the server side, the browser can only understand HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
On the other hand, the server side of the application is not visible to users. It is the backbone of any web application. The server PC could have windows or Linux operating system and to support a website it needs 3 separate parts. The first part is the programming language, the second one is the database and 3rd one is the server application itself.
Let’s get back to the topic which programming platform should you select for your web application development? There are different criteria you should consider before your selection.
Firstly, categorize the web application type. You should realize the vastness of the application features and its complexity. If it is the simple content-based website, then you can use any pre-built open source like WordPress. If it is big e-commerce app, then Magento, Woocommerce, and opencart are some good preferences.
Secondly, development time limit. This is a very important factor. As quick as you can able to develop the app, you will get more time for marketing. If there is any pre-built similar application available, it will reduce the development time. Only some minor changes will be sufficient for the initial launch. In this case, you should be aware of how properly the pre-built application is documented and the easy availability of the expert developers who can do the necessary changes for you.
Thirdly, development budget. This is a major point behind the development platform selection. This is not a one-time investment. Its maintenance and future add-ons need regular developer support. So the availability of the expert developer and their charges is another major factor for selecting the right platform.
Fourth, application security. Get protected from all types of cyber threats and reducing the vulnerabilities of hacking. You should follow and go through all security guidelines before selecting the right programming platform.
Fifth, application scalability. You should be aware of how much the application will be scalable for future advancement. Will it accommodate more user requests and whether will it be flexible enough to accept more add-ons without hampering its current performance?
Lastly, community support. It is quite obvious that during the development or future advancement, you will face various issues which may cause serious struggle if there is not enough community support available. You should not be worried if somebody else already has the solution to your current problem.

Now let me give you some idea about few popular programming platforms.
First and foremost, PHP and its LAMP environment. Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP or in a short LAMP is the most popular one in this list. It is used not only for simple WordPress but also for complex systems so even Facebook utilizes it. It’s supported hosting cost is very cheap and other factors like quick deployment, affordable developers and huge available free open sources make its position top on the list.
The second one in the list is Python. It’s getting popularity due to faster development, deeper prototyping, simple syntax and good scalability. Lots of big applications are supported by Python including Instagram, Pinterest, Django, Google, NASA, Yahoo and many more.
The third one in the list is Ruby. Ruby on Rails framework has very simple structure and easy for developers. If you want to develop your web application from scratch, then Ruby could be one suggested option because it takes less time than other languages. Popular applications that are supported by Ruby include Shopify, Twitter, Groupon, etc.
The fourth one in the list is JAVA. It’s the most cross-platform language. Security, performance and dedicated development community is the most advantage of this programing language. But there is a huge con of JAVA is its development cost. Development is more expensive than in PHP or Python. Apart from that bigger projects can be difficult to compile and build using JAVA.
Fifth and last one in this list is C#. It’s not necessarily a web programming language. Instead, it’s a general programming language. ASP.NET web apps often feature a C# base. It’s security, performance, deployment and community support are awesome but the cost of development is way too high. You need to pay for everything and way too costly than the previous items in the list.

I hope the above decision-making criteria and programming languages list has given you a quick easy understanding of the right programming platform selection for your web application. If you still having doubts, then shoot me an email and I will definitely revert your back ASAP.