Understanding Cloud Application Development

All of these tools live on the Salesforce platform, called Force.com, which can be thought of as a place to launch your applications or a foundation for building applications on it. This brief walkthrough will illustrate the different facets of the platform, and not only break down what different key components exist but also how and when to use them.

Web browsers are software applications that allow users to retrieve data and interact with content located on web pages within a website.
Today’s websites are a far cry from the static text and graphics showcases of the early and mid-nineties: modern web pages allow personalized dynamic content to be pulled down by users according to individual preferences and settings. Furthermore, web pages may also run client-side scripts that “change” the Internet browser into an interface for such applications as web mail and interactive mapping software (e.g., Yahoo Mail and Google Maps).

Most importantly, modern web sites allow the capture, processing, storage and transmission of sensitive customer data (e.g., personal details, credit card numbers, social security information, etc.) for immediate and recurrent use. And, this is done through web applications. Such features as webmail, login pages, support and product request forms, shopping carts and content management systems, shape modern websites and provide businesses with the means necessary to communicate with prospects and customers. These are all common examples of web applications.

Web applications are, therefore, computer programs allowing website visitors to submit and retrieve data to/from a database over the Internet using their preferred web browser. The data is then presented to the user within their browser as information is generated dynamically (in a specific format, e.g. in HTML using CSS) by the web application through a web server.


What is an App?

On Force.com, an app (short for application) is a collection of components such as tabs, reports, dashboards, and pages that address a specific organizational need. Salesforce provides standard apps, standard meaning not custom and included with your org, to streamline getting started on the platform. You can toggle between the different apps by changing the selection in the picklist in the upper right corner. You can extend these standard apps by customizing them with additions you create, or you can create your own custom apps.


How does IT work?

The structural design of cloud computing can be categorized into sections: Front end and Back end. The end user, web browser or the client who uses the cloud services controls the Front end. The network of servers in a data storage or computer program, which runs, maintains and handles the cloud, is the Back end. It has a centralized server administration system. The centralized server helps in administering the system, adjusts/balances client supply-demands and avoids congestion by monitoring traffic. This server follows a set of protocol known as middleware. This is the intermediary that allows networked computers to communicate with each other. Cloud computing helps in successful conservation of power energy and therefore is also known as green computing.


Benfits of webtechnosys Cloud Application

  • Centralized data: Cloud based applications help in centralizing all data by storing it in cloud, enabling easy access. A single point of access to information ensures that there is more time for productive work and less time to worry about managing multiple information sets.

  • Minimized cost: You pay as per the usage of services, which aids in planning your operational cash flows and liability of your project. There is low risk and upfront capital investment, which makes it easier for businesses to utilize technology and serve clients better at a fraction of a cost.

  • Value your time: Cloud application development can enable businesses to gain rapid return on investment (ROI). Easy customized solutions as well as low capital and operational costs, allows developers to meet your fast changing business needs.

  • Helps in securing valuable data: Critical data can be protected through banking-grade security levels. Cloud services provide an additional layer of data security by offering backup in off-site locations. Your data will remain safe even if your system crashes.

  • Quick learning curve: Cloud based applications can be installed quickly. They are offered through user-friendly interfaces and are easy to use. It allows users to come up the learning curve faster and enables businesses to reap the benefits of improved technology.

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