Fast paced nature of technology improvements have revolutionised the way businesses conduct their day to day work, from mobile communication to modern desktop based application. The landscape of modern applications built using the latest technology have empowered small business to work more agile.
History of Application development
At first applications were entirely scripted top to bottom for all interactions with the application, including structuring the data in non standard data formats in order to reduce the application being reverse engineered.
Typically business have been discouraged from the inside regarding adoption to cloud based technologies, due to security concerns, migration efforts, ongoing monthly cost of cloud storage, and often the difficulty of moving the key elements from the local applications.
Extensive knowledge of languages such as CSS, HTML, Java Script as well as server side scripting and hosting knowledge was required to get websites and web applications visible to the public domain on the internet, with long development time frames and a high cost resulting in a longer return on investment if any.
Application Development “The Future”
What is the Future? Object based drag and drop functionality with rich graphical user interfaces to aid the quick development of modern day functional Applications.
The newer revolution of technology encourages a more interopable approach to such developments, standardised data types, governing bodies over seeing developments to standards, standard coding approaches, standardised design principles (UX), connections to API’s storing JSON or XML formats publicly.
Take for example WordPress (WP) through years of research & development the design & functional offerings are enormous in terms of creating aesthetically pleasing websites with all the functions/features expected in modern day web applications the difference is theirs no coding experience required just some determination, content and a web host.
We use to wireframe everything but in today’s era it’s just as quick to mockup a beta version using the technology, especially when developing apps for functional purposes as opposed to aesthetics, this approach is often used in Rapid Application Development models to speed up the overall development time, the time is further reduced when using code less solutions to construct the application.
When businesses harness the power of modern application frameworks and technologies it allows them to build data driven applications faster, utilising existing libraries or connectors to achieve phenomenal results without the need for a team of programmers, further reducing costs whilst allowing businesses to thrive.