What is the difference between web development and web application development?

Is there any difference between web development and web application development and custom application development?

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Basically any development that is being done for the web can be called Web Development. But to answer you question specifically, Web Development generally, the way people use it, means front-end development (using HTML,CSS, jQuery etc) and websites with basic Content Management System (CMS) like Wordpress, Joomla etc.

And Web Application Development or Custom Application Development, refers to a more complicated web development process, which includes a data driven application with distinct front-end, middleware, and back-end (database). Generally, Web applications use an architecture these are mostly developed using a proper software development methodology like Agile or Lean Development (LD), Rapid Application Development (RAD) etc

There are multiple programming languages that are used to develop web applications viz. PHP (Frameworks: Laravel, CodeIgniter, Symfony), Node JS (Express.js, Koa.js, Meteor.js, Socket.io), .NET, Ruby (Rails), Python (Django) etc.
However, development of web application can be a costly affair (based on the complexity though), and it's really important to find out the best team for the same who understand the features and functionalities to the core.

If you're on a tight budget, but still need quality software, the best option is to outsource the application development to any good web application development company in India web application development company in India wherein you'd get good quality application at a very reasonable price.

A good web development company can definitely assist you with an appropriate solution and also suggest you the best technologies and programming languages to be used, based on the project requirement.

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web development is informational and A web application is interactive.

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