Challenges in Developing Web-Based Application for the Enterprise
The global business community is realizing the importance of Web-based applications to help them combine and defend their businesses. The rapidly growing Web 2.0 landscape offers a spectrum of platforms, frameworks, and tools to develop the next generation web applications. Each of these structures continues to grow exponentially, providing a stronger market opportunity for the future.
What .NET platform mean
The.NET platform provided the perfect platform for building robust, enterprise-class web applications for the Windows environment. Its portability, runtime, services, and productivity environment allow the.NET system to be leveraged by developers to build the next generation software for the enterprise.
However,.NET developers must expand their capabilities and skills to effectively develop for the Mac, Linux, Android, and iPhone environments. They also have to deal with the growing popularity of open-source software and the continued link between both Windows and the Cloud.
As the industry embraces the.NET platform, new development tools are successfully being developed to support the growing set of languages and environments including those built-in to the latest versions of the Windows operating system and the ongoing ability to develop with the language environment of Microsoft .NET.
However, the ability to develop with the.NET platform predetermines that a developer will want to identify how to develop an application before turning their attention to the aspects of the programming language. This must be accomplished by selecting the correct environment to develop in. This must be accomplished by selecting the correct technology level as well as a skill set.
The key to successfully developing with the.NET platform is to know when to use what environment, what technology level, and how to implement the strategies employed. These tasks are not inherent to the.NET programming environment, but rather are a series of considerations tailored to the developer’s needs.
Knowing when to use a Flash-based project vs. a Flash-free project will allow the developer to create modules and apply the appropriate coding style. If the solution is primarily based on the user interface, then the solution needs to be driven by something other than Flash. The most common of these other things are Windows and Java applets. If the technology implementation cannot support the chosen interface, then the solution should be driven by a Flash-based project.
Lastly, it is important to note that computer language must be chosen to be compatible with other technologies. If an application is to be used by a Windows or Mac user, it should be written to strictly conform to these user interface standards. Otherwise, a Windows or Mac user can run an application that is not compatible with the user interface of the computer that supports the application.
By keeping these considerations in mind, developers can successfully develop applications that will later be ported to other platforms. Of course, the programmer will be writing the code to conform to the API specifications, but the code should be written in a way that will leverage the API for the purposes that the developer intends. The goal is to write the application code efficiently, while still writing a program that will work on a variety of platforms and devices.