Web Application, History and
November 01, 2007
Along with internet development in early 1990 and HTTP (Hyper Text
Transfer Protocol) discovery which used to sent data in internet, since
that application history begin. In that time standard document which used
in internet is HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language).
HTML is a markup language which used to make a web page and
appearing any information in a browser (a software which functioned to
show and do interaction with document that providing by web server).
HTML not designed to make complex web application but only to show content
and its format in text form and
image in static form.
Web application is an application which using web server ability
to processing data and send it to user by network/internet. Different with
desktop application, where we must do installation on client side, so we
can use this application. Web application only need a web browser
that used only to show data which received from server.
Because limitation above at last emerging many technology which can make
web application more dynamic. This technology can separate in two.
This technology made web application dynamic with do data manipulation on
etc. Increment that offered by this technology is ease and give
"interaction" to web user interface.
This technology offered interaction from server side, because all data
manipulated in server side. Client only receive output from server in usual
HTML form. This technology example is CGI, PHP,
JSP, ASP, ColdFusion, etc
get a good web application, programmer usually using both of technology
above, so that can producing a web application that powerful, because both
of that technology offered different increment one and another.
Web Application Increment:
Web application more easy and cheap to use. With web application, we can
reduce cost to implementing/ installing application in client side.
Web application more easy and cheap to upgrade. Maintenance and upgrade
cost cheaper because only changed in server side.
Web application more flexible. With web application, we no need to think
about operation system problem, because in default an operation system
completed with web browser already.