Web programming, also known as web development or website development, is the creation of dynamic web applications. Examples of web applications are social networking sites like Facebook or e-commerce sites like Amazon. Web development is the building and maintenance of websites; it’s the work that happens behind the scenes to make a website look great, work fast and perform well with seamless user experience.
Web development is the coding or programming that enables website functionality, per the owner’s requirements. It mainly deals with the non-design aspect of building websites, which includes coding and writing markup. Web development ranges from creating plain text pages to complex web-based applications, social network applications, and electronic business applications.
Web development broadly refers to the tasks associated with developing websites for hosting via internet. The web development process includes web design, web content development, client-side/server-side scripting, and network security configuration, among other tasks. There are two broad divisions of web development – front-end development (also called client-side development) and back-end development (also called server-side development).
Back-end development controls what goes on behind the scenes of a web application. A back-end often uses a database to generate the front-end.