The ability to develop and maintain Web applications is an essential skill for every company. Web applications are available to existing and potential customers, remote staff and mobile sales people using any device that supports a browser.
LANSA's Web application development tools are designed to make it easy for software developers to build information management applications that use Web technologies. Software developers work with Web designers who design the user interface (deciding the page layout and images) while the software developers add the components that interact with the applications running on the servers.
LANSA provides a number of tools for Web application development, so choosing the right one depends on the type of Web development you want to do and your existing application portfolio.
LANSA's tools for developing Web application
Visual LANSA includes tools for Web application development when you want to start from a blank page. It insulates developers from the technical complexities of Web development, allowing them to focus on building database driven Web applications that satisfy business requirements.Learn more
Visual LANSA Framework is an operational Web application that allows developers to assemble business software rapidly with minimal coding. The application and user interface design are prototyped at the same time and use the same design for both desktop and Web applications. The prototype tools speed up the requirements and design stages of Web development.Learn more
Using the cloud version of Visual LANSA's Web development tools, developers can build Web applications without having to install the tools on every developer workstation. Companies can manage the cost of developer tools by paying only for the cloud resources they use, with the flexibility to increase and decrease the number of developers as requirements change.Learn more
Why build Web applications?
Web applications are available to existing and potential customers, remote staff and mobile sales people using any device that supports a browser. Web applications help companies by delegating work to customers (e.g., placing orders via a Web site) thereby reducing the administrative workload. Customers benefit as Web applications are available at their convenience.
As Web applications are available all the time and accessible from anywhere, they extend the potential customer base - the reach of Web applications alone justifies the investment.
The complexities of Web development
If Web development is so difficult how does LANSA make it easier?
LANSA's development tools insulate developers from the complexities of Web application development. This helps developers with little or no experience building Web applications to become proficient more quickly. The flexibility built into our development tools also caters to experienced developers who want greater control over development artefacts.
LANSA removes the complexity from Web development by automating common application development tasks:
- User interface – Wizards and an application framework provide automated user interface design and build.
- Business rules and logic – declarative tools for preparing and editing business rules and logic, that are stored in a metadata repository.
- Database – built-in interfaces and connections for databases coupled with database triggers that are generated automatically from the business rules and logic in a metadata repository.
Developing Web applications with LANSA is easier because our tools are designed to allow people with appropriate skills to work in parallel on different sections of an application. Business analysts and users define the data and business rules. Web designers create or change page layouts and themes for the user interface. Developers build code to interact with the user interface, enforce business rules and update databases.
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