Web development is a vast term for the work involved in developing a web site for the Internet). Web development can bound from developing the simple static single page to the most complex web-based applications or web apps electronic businesses, and social network services. A complete list of tasks to which web development commonly refers, in which include web engineering, web design, web content development, client-side/server-side scripting, web server and network security configuration, and e-commerce development. Through web professionals, "web development" usually refers to the main non-design aspects of building web sites: writing markup and coding. Most recently Web development has come to mean the development of content management systems or CMS. These CMS can be made from scratch, proprietary or open source. In broad terms the CMS acts as middleware between the database and the user through the browser. A major benefit of a CMS is that it allows non-technical user to make changes to their web site without having development skills.
For larger organizations and businesses, web development teams can consist of hundreds of web developers and follow standard methods like Agile method while developing websites. Small organizations may only require a single permanent or contracting developer, or secondary assignment to related job positions such as a graphic designer or information systems technician. There are three kinds of web developer specialization: front-end developer, back-end developer, and full-stack developer. Front-end developers design the layout and visuals of a website, while back-end developers develope the functionality of a website. Back-end developers will program in the functions of a website that will collect data.
There is open source software for web development like BerkeleyDB, GlassFish, LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). This has kept the cost of learning web development to a minimum. Another contributing factor to the growth of the industry has been the rise of easy-to-use web-development software, such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Microsoft Visual Studio. Knowledge of HyperText Markup Language (HTML) or programming languages is still required to use such software.