Talk:Web Application Development

Initial revision

Is any of this out of scope? Is anything in scope that isn't included in the article? Is anything too vague? Is anything too detailed? DRogers 14:12, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Best practices

Originally, this was going to be a best practices article. But I don't think I'm qualified to write that. I'd still like to see either a section for best practices, or have the entire article focus on best practices. Any thoughts? DRogers 19:21, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

We've been a web application development company for a while and hence can probably contribute a little here. The fact is that the vast majority of web application and website development companies rarely follow web development 'best practices' principles. Even basics such as W3C compatibility, simplified user flow and basic javascript validations are not followed. Customers looking at building web applications must exercise caution while selecting the right company for themselves.

Redirect to web development

This page was redirected to the web development page. I disagree. First, web development and web application development specifically are two different things, though there is some overlap. Second, the page redirected from contains much much more information than the page redirected to. If we think that these two are the same thing, maybe we can merge. But I think it would be a mistake to just throw away all the information on this page.

DRogers 18:25, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

The article doesn;t appear to be in a an appropriate style for wikipedia, and is essentially an essya or how-to, and so I've started an afd process here. In addition it overlaps with too many other articles, including the web development article, to be much use in itself.
The Web Development article itself is actually in need of quite a bit of work, and I would suggest working on that instead. Artw 18:37, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
I'll do that. How do you suggest I go about adding to the other? Should I just contribute to the talk page to get community opinions on what to add? Could we maybe redirect, while not deleting so I can use an old version as a reference on what I'd like to add? DRogers 18:50, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
You might want to try Userfying it. Artw 18:59, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

IMHO, the Web Development article serves a useful purpose as a kind of introduction-cum-disambiguation between what could be termed "web site development" and "web application development". The latter more explicitly involves more server-side programming (and other) technologies like Java EE (which I've added to the list). Nick Westgate 11:56, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

I agree with your argument, but I want to make it clear that the most important distinction in your comment is the word more, in case anyone gets the idea that no Web site development ever involves any server side programming. See the Web Development Talk page for (a lot) more discusion of this. Chris Loosley 00:11, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

My .02c

Web Applications are very different from web development in general. Also this article is very helpful in defining the two. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:50, 15 February 2007 (UTC).


The references to McConnel 1996 are wrong.

-Practicing code reuse and using web application frameworks can greatly improve both productivity and time to market (McConnell 1996:537). In that chapter, they do talk about code reuse but not about frameworks. I think it would be better to write:

-Practicing code reuse (McConnell 1996:537) and using web application frameworks can greatly improve both productivity and time to market

Then in the references section:

-McConnell, Steve (July 2, 1996). Rapid Development. Microsoft Press. p. 680. ISBN 1-55615-900-5. the book has only 647 pages, how come the given reference page is 680? -- Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:12, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

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