Web Software, the future software

Web Software, the future software from A-Vision

By: A-Vision  23-Nov-2008
Keywords: Software, Computer Software, Customised

What is web software? Web software, also called a web application or webapp is an application that is accessed via a web browser over a network such as the Internet or an intranet. It is also a computer software application that is coded in a browser-supported language (such as HTML, JavaScript, Java, etc.) and reliant on a common web browser to render the application executable. Web applications are popular due to the ubiquity of a client, sometimes called a thin client. Common web applications include webmail, online retail sales, online auctions, wikis, discussion boards, weblogs, massively multi player on-line role-playing games and many other functions. Benefits of web software Using web software has heaps of benefits and as the abilities of the web browsers and programming techniques increase, the benefits will only become more and probably desirable compared to desktop software applications. To name a few benefits ... Distribution and maintenance The ability to update and maintain web applications without distributing and installing software on potentially thousands of client computers is a key reason for the popularity of web applications. Costs As there is in most cases no limitations of the number of users who access the web applications, and especially if it is running on a local intranet, there will be less or no licensing costs per user which makes the whole usage far more cheaper than regular desktop software applications. Extensions Programming and installation of extensions can in most cases be done without any interruption in the existing part of the software. Most conveniently new extensions can first be made available for a selective number of people for testing after which it can be released within minutes to make it instantly available for everyone.

Keywords: Computer Software, Customised, Software, Websoftware