Web applications are computer programs allowing website visitors to submit and retrieve data from a database over the Internet, using their preferred web browser. As the number of businesses fundamentals and the benefits of doing business over the web increases, so will the use of web applications and other related technologies will increase proportionately.
The significance of building and maintaining web applications is that they perform their function irrespective of the operating system and browsers running client side. Web applications are quickly deployed anywhere at no cost and without any installation requirements at the user’s end.
With the increasing adoption of intranets and extranets, web applications are becoming greatly embedded in every organization’s communication infrastructures.