9 Must Decisions in Web Application Development
application development has evolved over the years from simple static web pages
to dynamic and data-driven applications. Nowadays, CRUD (Create, Read, Update,
and Delete) applications can be created with a lot of web development
frameworks such as Django, Laravel, Code Ignitor, Flask, to mention a few.
there are some important decisions to make before developing a web application
or even when doing so.
hosting services do not support certain programming languages. While PHP and PHP
frameworks are widely accepted, Python frameworks like Django and Flask are
not. This is why you should carefully choose the right hosting service even
before developing your web application. Your web development company may be
able to assist you in choosing the right hosting services.
involves a mix of several
components both on the client and server-side. The client takes care of the
application interface and design while the functionality is abstracted to the
server. Although the client-side is developed with HTML codes, you need to pay
careful attention to the design. In most cases, the web development company you
hire can figure out the right client design for you.
the design is highly important, functionality trumps design. In fact, you need
to be sure that the web development services company would be able to deliver
the functionality you want in your application. For instance, if you are
developing an e-commerce application, you should consider the efficiency of the
cart system, the payment processor, the checkout system, shipping and delivery,
and even customer services.
scalability issues may not become obvious from the onset, it can become a
serious issue later on. This is why you need to carefully consider the scalability
of your application even before building it. For instance, it could be better
to develop an application from scratch rather than with a content management
system if you plan to scale it later on.
web application development services begin with wireframing and mockups. These
set the rough layouts and structure and also decide the right design for the
application. If you want to get a highly professional design, you should
consider the UI/UX from the onset. However, your web application development
company may be able to handle the UI/UX design
is a very important part of every business and also web application
development. In fact, your brand should be seen throughout your application and
it is an important consideration to make when developing the application. One
of the most important aspects of branding is the business logo. While some web application development services
may offer you branding services, most will require you to create your own
architectural patterns are available both for the client and the service side
development. These architectural patterns will determine the web development approach
as well as the efficiency and maintainability of the application. The most
common application architectural patterns include the MVC
(model-view-controller) and the Web API. The single-page application is common
with client-side applications.
most applications do not have a payment system, implementing a payment system
should involve serious considerations. While you may be able to implement you
by yourself, it is advisable to use already established payment systems due to
the issues of security, fraud, etc. You also need to consider several factors
when choosing a payment system. Such factors include exchange rates,
popularity, security, etc. Some of the most common payment processors include
Stripe, PayPal, Skrill, Payoneer, etc.
modern applications are data-driven. Unless you are developing your web
application with a content management system like WordPress, you have to decide
on the database to use. Some of the most common databases include Oracle DB,
PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, MongoDB, etc. Most small and medium enterprises do
not use Oracle DB because of its cost.
and MySQL are the most used databases but MySQL is mostly used. Your web application
development company may be able to suggest the right database for your