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Web App Development: Top 6 Tips To Become A Better Web App Developer

One of the factors which greatly concern business when outsourcing web application development is the quality of web app solutions. How do web developers build quality web app as desired by clients? A web application or web app is a client–server computer program which the client (including the user interface and client-side logic) runs in a web browser [1].  In our previous blog post, we have explained the benefits of custom web application development.

In this article, we will outline a number of factors behind modern web app development solutions which will assist developers in creating an outstanding web app:

1.      Focus on Users

The web development landscape constantly changes with better improvements, advanced technologies, and tools corresponding to new category of devices emerged. However, one of the main principles remains the same and becomes even more significant over the years: it is that web development always focus on end-user.

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During the app development process, it’s very easy for developers to get distracted and forget about the importance of focusing on users. Building a beautifully-designed and easy-to-use app requires the right kind of priorities and planning. Throughout the process, developers should make an effort to view the app through the perspective of a first-time users, see if it changes the opinion on the strengths and weaknesses of the site. As a result, developers will be able to stay on-track and produce great product with a main focus on users.

2.      Technologies and Tools

Traditionally, web developers usually only focused on just one language for their web app development requirement. Today, things have changed, modern web developers should know more than just a programming language. Better yet, they should understand UI/UX, design principles and of course programming language. In other words, modern web app development requires developers to know more than just a language but be well-versed in a set of different technical skills as well as technologies.

In order to perform their jobs more effectively and efficiently, developers should take advantage of tools which assist them to complete their tasks easier, and faster, as well as help bridging the skills gap.

3.      Security

Regardless of the size or industries a company's business are in, security should always be a primary concern when it comes to web application development for business. Many web apps have serious security problems such as authentication, authorization, and data protection etc. Additionally, many websites are exposed from commonly-known vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting, and others. A lot of issues related to security threats can be avoided by applying proper measures in the development of the web app.

Therefore, it’s important that developers implement security measures for their web app to meet all the security standards required. This should be done at the beginning of the project instead of leaving it until the end.

Additionally, security testing should also be incorporated into the web app testing process before delivery to ensure security requirement. It is possible to perform security testing of an existing website, but it is also more expensive to add security post-live than to implement it from the beginning.

4. Responsive & Multi-devices Compatibility

Business has now transitioned into the mobile-first world. Today, people spend more time using their mobile devices to access internet than ever. End-users no longer just use personal desktop/laptop computers to access a web app. Thus it is critical that your web apps are developed to perform smoothly across all devices (e.g. desktop, laptop, tablet, smart phones etc.) with different screen-size resolutions, browsers and platforms.

5. Speed

With the increasing availability of websites providing all kinds of informations and services competing with you, it is important that your web app can render quickly, in order to capture users’ attention. A good measurement of website loading speed is 3-4 seconds.  This means that if your web app takes longer than this amount of time to load, then users might already lose interest and exit from your website. Thus, it’s necessary that your web app is optimized to ensure high-level performance with fast loading speed.

Additionally, page speed also helps with ranking of your website on Google search results. Slow loading page is one of the reasons causing your page to not able to rank as high as it can on google search page.

6. Architecture

One of the most important factors which may greatly affect the whole web app development project is its architecture. Web app architecture might not be visible to the users, but it has a massive effect on the application as a whole including end-users.

Web application architecture impacts the overall functionalities, scalability, efficiency, security and robustness of the app. However, many developers are too occupied with other parts of the process and may overlook this important part. Therefore, it’s important that businesses as well as developers pay particular attention to web architecture, ensuring a fast-response time, scalability, prevention of app crashing and many more.

End-note:

TP&P Technology is a top software outsourcing company in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Get in touch with us today to see how our team of professional mobile and web app developers can help with your web development challenges.

References:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_application