In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. It was initially intended as a way of sharing data and information around the globe. Berners-Lee introduced URIs, HTTP and HTML and these were quickly adopted by fellow developers to create increasingly interesting presentations of data online.
The Mosaic web browser and Netscape Navigator were the earliest browsers developed to support the growth of the internet. They were released in 1993 and 1994 respectively, with the Navigator quickly becoming the most widely adopted browser of choice. However, Microsoft brought its Internet Explorer browser to the market with force, so a popularity race ensued between the two providers.
As more users began adopting technology, the demand for more interactive experiences grew too.
The language continued to evolve as more developers began using it. It wasn’t without its flaws though; for example each time a user clicked something, the entire page would need to re-load.
Then, in 1996, Microsoft introduced the iFrame tag. It allowed information to be retrieved in the background, without affecting the user’s experience in the front-end.
In 2005, a user experience designer called Jesse James Garrett, publicly used the term Ajax to describe asynchronous web applications. The term ‘asynchronous’ means that users can request an action, like downloading data or loading interactive content, and continue their journey on the web page whilst the request is in progress.
This is thanks, in large part, due to the use of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). With APIs, developers are able to connect completely unrelated interfaces so they interact with each other.
Full-stack development combines the server-side (behind the scenes) and client-side (what you can see) aspects that power a website or application.
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