What programming Language should you learn for Web Development
Enter 2017, the internet has become an 8 lane highway (two ways each) and your computer and mobile phones have become “super computers” when compared to even the previous decade. Technology architecture, however has stayed the same, which is fetching data from a server using the same highway, using a protocol called HTTP by building an API called REST.
This means that even though now you own a “Ferrari”, you are getting the features of a 1940’s ford Model T. But consumer behaviour is changing rapidly and they are demanding, more out or their webApp (earlier know as website). Now, they want to complete a transaction in “3” or “4” clicks. They don’t want to wait for the server to respond. They want the webpage to be responsive and dynamic and intelligent. Which is a good thing, because todays’ technology can accomplish all of this and more. Today a website is “just” a market place of information. It fetches the login data from facebook, it loads articles from other websites and it allows you to pay for product using another sites api. Server Technology in the traditional form, is history !
Leading Web-development companies, like google tried to provide a break-fix solution in the form of AJAX, where only parts of your website needs to be re-rendered or loaded, making the experience feel seamless and smoother than a traditional site which need to load every element of the page. This ofcourse was made possible by loading the page and a little more of the page on to your browser, and let the browser behave like a mini server. eg. When you go to Gmail, the inbox loads all the mails summary plus every single mail in detail is loaded in the background read to be opened when clicked. This means even when you loose internet connection you can still open a specific mail from the summary list. Clever, but limited to single page (the summary of email). If you really want to dig deep to next page of your email and further this technology goes back to the traditional, loading of page methodology. In simple terms, it was a break fix.
If you are further interested in this topic, then learn about SPA (Single Page Application) and Flux Framework.