Top 10 Web Application

Development Frameworks 2016

Introduction
• Web application frameworks are developed to
support the developers for building interactive
applications using a single programming language.
• A range of frameworks is introduced in the market
with varied framework architecture.
• Developers can formulate the feature rich web
applications by learning the web application
Frameworks.
• The top 10 development Framework introduction,
positive and negative aspects are clearly
mentioned.

Ruby on Rails
• The top most web application Framework which
follows push-based MVC architecture.
• Ruby on Rails is considered as the General
purpose website Framework.
• A large number of applications are built through
this framework.
• Pay nothing to use this software & any
web developer is free to add the smart code from
his/her end & make it wealthy.

Positive aspects:
• Availability of fantastic tools to formulate feature
centric apps easily
• Easily obtainable Library & the best code quality
• Supports the Test Automation to deliver flawless
software
Limitations:
• Boot speed of Rails Framework
• Some IO libraries do not support multithreading

AngularJS
• An open source framework that is maintained by
Google & other development communities.
• Developers choose this framework as it allows
the developers to extend HTML vocabulary for
website development.
• AngularJS is one of the most popular Javascript
Frameworks.

Positive aspects:





The fast loading time
Lightweight framework
Expressive framework
Easy testability
Two way data binding
Extends HTML

Limitations:
• For affluent results, sheer knowledge about framework is
necessary
• Router has limitations
• Using the directives is somewhat difficult
• Code debugging is a tough task

Ember.js
• This is the best platform defined for building the
ambitious web applications.
• Developers try their hands with Ember.js for
developing scalable single-page web
applications.
• Numerous tools are there that offer flexible and
standard application structure.

Positive aspects:



Strong built-in router
Simple web components
Offers a complete development stack
Stability without stagnation

Limitations:
• Getters & setters are used for the testing. Web app
comes out with the bugs when you forget to use
getters & setters.

CakePHP
• One of the most popular open-source platforms
which is written in PHP.
• Web app development companiestell that, by
using this framework, development becomes
faster & simpler.
• The interactive web apps can be built with less
coding.

Positive aspects:




Budget friendly web app development
Scaffolding code generation
fast & flexible templating system
Trustable security constraints
MVC coding pattern

Limitations:


One-way routing
Documentation requires a good effort
To create fancy URLs, one need to update default route

Phalcon
• It is the open source framework following MVC
pattern.
• This is a PHP framework delivered as the Cextension.
• Phalcon is introduced as the fastest PHP
framework.
• Phalcon has the innovative architecture & lowest
overhead for MVC based application.

Positive aspects:

Boosted execution speed

Reduces the usage of resource

High performance

Featured to handle more HTTP requests
comparatively

Limitations:

Root/Administrative access is required

Compiled extension

Zend
• The object oriented web application framework
which supports a wide range of database
systems.
Positive Aspects:
• Flexible caching sub system
• Extensible MVC implementation supporting
layouts
• Modular framework
• Extensible & easy to adapt

Limitations:
• Shared objects are loaded each time the script is
executed
• External additional files clutter up the disk
• A call to dl() is required each time to use external
module's functionality

ASP.net
• A web app development platform for building
the robust desktop & mobile applications.
• ASP.net works for the HTTP protocol &
optimizes HTTP commands.
• This framework is built using Common
Language Runtime (CLR).

Positive Aspects:




Large apps can be developed with less coding
Safe & secure environment
Easy to write & maintain source code
Easy deployment
Memory leaks, infinite loops are destroyed quickly

Limitations:


Coding becomes somewhat complex for customization
For silverlight, data access is limited
Direct call is restricted via ADO.NET

Symfony
• A PHP web develoment framework that is
launched to speed up the development
process.
• A set of reusable PHP components Symfony is
utilized for building robust application.
• Absolutely customized web apps are crafted
with the developers having total control over
the configuration.

Positive Aspects:
• Multiple developers can smoothly manage a Symfony
project
• Adds the security constraints for user authentication
• Incorporate the advance features easily
• Performance testing is a core of Symfony

Limitations:
• A steep learning curve
• Developers need a good time for implementing
accustomed requirements

Express
• Express is a Node.js web application server
framework.
• This platform is flexible enough to build single
page, multi-page and even the thriving hybrid
web applications.
Positive Aspects:

Fast & minimalist framework

Robust set of features for web and mobile apps

Developer friendly support to create API

Supports the concurrency

Limitations:
• To understand the code structure is not a cup of tea for
each developer
• Lacking of NodeJS libraries & ExpressJS middlewares
in some cases

Codeigniter
• The powerful PHP framework offers a simple &
elegant toolkit for creating feature pack web
applications.
• This framework is identified for clear documentation
& small footprint among the developer community.

Positive Aspects:
• Compatibility with standard hosting
• Use the coding & naming conventions without
restriction
• Lightweight & extensive
• Well defined Possessed Libraries

Limitations:

Company driven framework

Irregular releases

Framework itself has no built-in ORM

Other Framework
• Web developers can also go with Meteor, Django,
Laravel and Flask.

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best technology for web development must
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