10 April 2014
Web Applications: The Product of a More Mature Internet
Most people are familiar with the meanings of the words "application" and "web" separately but start to scratch their heads when the two words are used together. Web Applications are the product of years of innovation shifting the internet from a static and brochure-like medium to a highly interactive and dynamic entity. This change in terminology is indicative of the fact that websites are acting less like pieces of paper and more like fully-fledged applications with a home in the Cloud, a Web Application.
How does this affect businesses? For large corporations with virtually limitless amounts of cash to throw at their web applications, it doesn't make much difference at all, but for cash-strapped entrepreneurs it can make all of the difference. Prior to Node.js, practically the only way to code a Web Application was by using a different language for both the frontend and backend.