Examples of web applications
Basic Technology Skills -> web applications ->benefits & drawbacks of web applications
Although web applications seem like a great thing -- and in lots of cases they are, there are benefits and drawbacks to them.
- Different platforms (PC, Mac) and different operating systems can used the same application since it is over the Internet and you only need a browser to connect.
- You do not have to download, install, and update. Everything is done on the web site. The web application is ALWAYS up to date!
- The background objects (databases, operations) are NOT on the users computer.
- the main issue is with security -- hackers seem to love to hack web applications sites.
- Web applications must be available 24 X 7 -- so it is critical that there is support for the servers.
- Most web applications are custom made and do not have the testing of desktop software.
- Once data (pictures, statements) are put on the application, they be copied and stay on the web forever! Becareful what you put on a web application!