by Arlyn R
I found this article related to chapter eight, Database Application Development, since it discusses the application server which contains the software that creates the dynamic web-based applications. Also, MVC is briefly mentioned in the textbook as a solution for designing the web applications. However, the textbook did not go into the specifics of MVC which Osmani’s article covers. The article gave a good insight on what to expect and look for if given the role (developer) to create a web application from scratch.
The article introduced many frameworks that I have never heard of such as Batman. The mere fact that it is named “Batman” may have been reason enough but through this article I learned that it works well with Rails and uses many known conventions. The author presented the information well, even to a novice such as myself, yet provided a helpful guideline for choosing a framework that I would definitely reference in the future. The article also provided a good resource, TODOMVC, which provides comparisons between frameworks, code for testing, and ultimately matches a framework to a developer’s specific project need.