SWT 22012 Internet Application Development Lecture 05: Web Application Architecture Client-Side and Server-Side Programming 1

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What is the primary responsibility of client-side in web application architecture?

Which technology is commonly associated with the client-side in web application architecture?

What is one of the advantages of client-side operations in web application architecture?

In web application architecture, what does the server-side primarily handle?

Which of the following is a common server-side language in web application architecture?

Which technology is known for its performance and speed, especially when used in combination with opcode caching?

Which technology is a more modern and powerful version offering a framework for building web applications using languages like C# and Visual Basic.NET?

Which technology uses VBScript (Visual Basic Scripting Edition) or JScript as its scripting language?

Which technology is an open-source scripting language that can run on various operating systems?

Which technology is primarily tightly integrated with Microsoft technologies and runs on Windows servers?

Summary

  • Client-side architecture refers to operations performed on the user's device using technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Client-side responsibilities include user interface rendering, performance optimization, validation, and technology utilization such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and frontend frameworks.
  • Advantages of client-side architecture include faster response times, better user experience, and reduced server load.
  • Server-side architecture involves operations performed on the server where the website is hosted, including data management, application logic implementation, security, and integration with external services and APIs.
  • Server-side technologies include server-side languages (e.g., Python, Java, PHP, Ruby), web servers (e.g., Apache, Nginx), and backend frameworks (e.g., Django, Express.js, Ruby on Rails).
  • Advantages of server-side architecture include security, scalability, and data integrity.
  • PHP is a popular open-source scripting language for web development. It is platform-independent with a large community and extensive documentation. PHP is known for its performance and speed and can be integrated with databases.
  • ASP, developed by Microsoft, has two main versions: Classic ASP and ASP.NET. Classic ASP is primarily for Windows servers and uses VBScript or JScript as its scripting language, while ASP.NET offers a framework for building web applications using languages like C# and Visual Basic.NET, and can run on any platform using the .NET Core framework.
  • Choosing between PHP and ASP depends on factors such as budget and licensing, platform compatibility, and language preference. PHP is free and open-source, while ASP.NET may involve licensing costs. Platform independence is a strength of PHP, while Microsoft technologies are better suited for ASP.NET if your infrastructure is Microsoft-centric. Language preference plays a role in the decision as well.

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This quiz covers the concepts of web application architecture, focusing on the client-side operations such as user interface rendering, performance optimization, and validation using technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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