What are web applications?
Web applications are computer programs that allow users to interact with the programs themselves (ex. performing calculations or retrieving information) or to interact with others (ex. blogs, forums, wikis) using standard web browsers. These programs can be deployed for use on the internet or can be used within an intranet inside a companyís firewall and not exposed to the overall internet. Examples of common web applications include:
- Employee or Member Directories
- Database Content Management Systems
- Pricing Schedules
- Dynamic Portfolios
- Weblogs (Blogs)
For over 10 years Herald 21 has been creating web applications using various technologies including asp, asp.net, PHP and ColdFusion.
Web applications usually involve the use of a database to store information. We primarily use Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server and mySQL databases for these programs. In addition to the use of databases we also use plain text or XML files for storing information for later retrieval.