Websites, since the inception of the internet, have become one of the primary methods with which we consume content. Websites are what the book, newspaper, or magazine used to be, but only in electronic form. It also helps that websites are scalable and can adjust to whatever screen size they are being viewed on and, in terms of a medium with which we consume content, they are also quite versatile.
A website’s capabilities range from being able to play video and audio, and render text and images. For all their scalability, versatility and ubiquity, a large number of people that consume content on websites still do not know how they work. With this blog post, we hope to enlighten our readers on the intricacies behind how a website works.
A proper analogy to how a website works is to think of it as akin to the human body. The structural code to a website, which is governed by HTML can be compared to the skeletal structure of a human. CSS, on the other hand, can be thought of as similar to the instructions that designate things like hair texture, eye color, height, and muscle thickness in a human. In a website’s case CSS determines what the website looks like.
MySQL is an open source relational database language used to manage databases. As the internet started to take shape, one huge need that arose was where to store and how to retrieve the vast amounts of data people were entering into forms on the internet. MySQL, which gets its name as a result of a combination of “My” from the name of co-founder of the language’s daughter and “SQL” an abbreviation for Structured Query Language, is adept at communicating between a database and the presentation layer of a website.
Ruby On Rails
Other Worthy Mentions
Other worthy mentions you will encounter while you browse the web or use web applications, include python, c++ and Perl. In the world of mobile applications, Swift and Objective C are used in building iOS apps while the Java programming language is used in building Android mobile apps.
So there you have it. The next time you are at a dinner party and you want to show off your knowledge of web development or app development don’t forget to refer to this mini manual or better yet share this entry with friends and join our quest in making the world a more knowledgeable place.
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