Short introduction to web application development
Web application development can be anything from classic server-side applications that render dynamic HTML pages, to real-time audio/video applications. What is common for all of them though, Fedora is here to offer all needed components and great development environment.
A client application is most often a browser like Firefox or Chromium, which talks to the server via HTTP protocol. It does not need to be that case always, a client application might be also substituted by a GUI or terminal application.
For web applications, the trafic between client and server machine goes over the Internet in many cases. To not reveal any sensitive information, many sites have utilized an SSL-secured connection over HTTP, shortly HTTPS.
To make it work properly, the server needs to have a valid certificate, which either is obtained and signed by one of the authorities, or can be generated using service Let’s Encrypt. Such certificates require management though, so read about how to secure your webserver with improved Certbot in the Fedora magazine.
The following IDE are popular even for web development:
For learning more about web technologies, visit for example web w3schools.com.