Cloud-based web apps are gaining popularity. A lot of IT companies see this trend and more software products are developed on the basis of remote access. There are many analogues of desktop programs that offer an online version for a small monthly fee. They give more flexibility and mobility. For example, you can easily enter data into cloud CRM or ERP systems through your mobile phone and this can happen at a convenient place for you. As you can see from the Statista chart, the cloud solutions market is growing and by 2026 it should reach almost $522 billion.
To ensure the stable operation of complex web applications, it is desirable to use technologies that will give the best performance and speed. There are two ways to develop web applications: single-page applications (SPA) and multi-page applications (MPA). Let's look at the difference between them and what advantages each type of web application has.
Single Page Application (SPA)
A small web application can be made with the jQuery library. But, immediately it should be noted that jQuery is very bad for developing large projects. First of all, it is related to the structure of the code. Our company, Merehead, recommends using more powerful technologies for the development of SPA. React.js, Angular.js, Vue.js and other frameworks / libraries are good for these purposes. Their architecture allows you to develop flexible web applications. Moreover, based on the framework, you can build mobile applications with reuse when. Such opportunities are given by React Native based on React.js and Ionic based on Angular.js. Main advantages of Single Page Application:
- High speed. Since SPA doesn't update the entire page, but only the necessary part, it significantly improves the speed of work.
- High speed development. Ready-made libraries and frameworks provide powerful tools for developing web applications. The project can work in parallel back-end and front-end developers. Thanks to a clear separation they will not interfere with each other.
- Mobile applications. SPA allows you to easily develop a mobile apps based on the finished code.