Web Development - website for the world wide web
(www) Website includes, E-Commerce business development web content
development, client-side/server-side coding and web server configuration.
Web development can range from developing the simplest static single
page of plain text to the most complete web-based internet applications,
electronic business or social network services.
Since the mid-1990s, web development has been one
of the fastest growing industries in the world. In 1995 there were
fewer than 1,000 web development companies, but by 2005 there were
over 30,000 such companies. The web development industry is expected
to grow over 20% by 2010. The growth of this industry is being pushed
by large businesses wishing to sell products and services to their
customers and to automate business workflow, as well as the growth
of many small web design and development companies.
In addition, cost of Web site development and hosting has dropped
dramatically during this time. Instead of costing tens of thousands
of dollars, as was the case for early websites, one can now develop
a simple web site for less than a thousand dollars, depending on
the complexity and amount of content.Smaller Web site development
companies are now able to make web design accessible to both smaller
companies and individuals further fueling the growth of the web
development industry. As far as web development tools and platforms
are concerned, there are many systems available to the public free
of charge to aid in development. A popular example is the LAMP (Linux,
Apache, MySQL, PHP). This fact alone has manifested into many people
around the globe setting up new Web sites daily and thus contributing
to increase in web development popularity. Another contributing
factor has been the rise of easy to use WYSIWYG
The next generation of web development tools uses the strong growth
in LAMP and Microsoft .NET technologies to provide the Web as a
way to run applications online. Web developers now help to deliver
applications as Web services which were traditionally only available
as applications on a desk based computer.
Instead of running executable code on a local computer, users are
interacting with online applications to create new content. This
has created new methods in communication and allowed for many opportunities
to decentralize information and media distribution. Users are now
able to interact with applications from many locations, instead
of being tied to a specific workstation for their application environment.