Web services technology seems to be moving so quickly. What's new today often seems to be replaced by something even newer and better tomorrow. However, at the same time, technological advances have opened up new opportunities for businesses. By using IT technology effectively, it's possible to do more with fewer resources and compete in a larger playing field. Businesses that shy away from technology find themselves at a disadvantage. Businesses that see technology as a valuable tool to be used, manage find themselves with better chances of succeeding.
The rise of web services
The Web itself was not widely regarded as a viable environment for business solutions and business performance until the last decade of the century. In order to turn a number of global computer networks into a new, virtual world the crucial step of browser implementation was needed. Since the introduction of the Internet to the masses all over the world in the early 1990’s, a real demand for web applications appeared. And the virtual world desperately needed resources (good content) and infrastructure (technologies to work with it). Each year more and more users, including businesses, governments, households, and associations, realized they needed to be represented on the Internet. And so the web development industry began to thrive.
Modern state of the industry
Since the early 1990’s, the Internet has grown through numerous changes. And now today it plays an irreplaceable role in our daily lives. Today the average person in a big city, in a developed country, spends a significant amount of time online every day. With this, the age demographics of the world’s Internet user base also changed significantly during the 2010’s. The massive growth of online business is one of the main reasons of this effect. Actually, corporate users create demand in the web applications market. From the technical side web services divide into three main groups: * Thin Client
* Rich Internet Applications (or RIA);
* Rich Client (aka Desktop Client)