You will find today that web development is a hot market for employers, every business needs a website, every person with an idea needs a product, and the internet is moving in a faster pace than ever with mobile application development merging with web development. Chances are, you know someone close to you that is a web developer, but that doesn’t mean the market is saturated.
Elementsof a Website?
Most websites today don’t technically need a backend, and most websites won’t really have a backend. Take this site for example, it’s ‘powered’ by a backend, but because it’s a website that’s sole purpose is to provide information, there isn’t really any back and forth. The application running on the backend’s purpose is to output HTML to the browser, but is not expecting a response back. To help speed up that process of serving the web page to you, we’ve gone so far as to cache the entire site behind a CDN (Content Delivery Network). What this means is if the web server goes down, the Content Delivery Network has the content cached on their servers, this could be thousands of servers across the world, so the page will always load quickly for you no matter the circumstance.
Yes I did, once you get past the basics of HTML, CSS and JS, how you develop your website is truely up to you. All you really need is a text editor, some patience and an active imagination and with time and finding the right resources, you can create almost anything you could imagine. For example, PHP is one of the most widely used server-side languages in the planet. Wikipedia, Facebook, Zynga and countless other large companies out there use PHP as their backend, primarily because it’s easy to get set up and running, and has a lower learning curve.
PHP can do almost anything, from saving information to a database, fetch another website or web service and take that information and react to it accordingly, or even render an image dynamically that is unique to the end user that requested it.
Last Updated: 2015-01-06 00:00:00 +0000 UTC
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