Web Applications

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What is a web application?

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_application

"... a Web application is an application delivered to users from a Web server over a network such as the Internet or an intranet. Web applications are popular due to the ubiquity of the Web browser as a client, sometimes called a thin client. The ability to update and maintain Web applications without distributing and installing software on potentially thousands of client computers is a key reason for their popularity. Web applications are used to implement webmail, online retail sales, online auctions, wikis, discussion boards, weblogs, MMORPGs, and perform many other functions."

What can a web application do for me?

A web application is usually a fancy database-based system running through a web browser. In some cases, such as our system for CHOC, there are multiple data-entry portals: a web-based front end for visitors, and a Microsoft Access back end for the database maintainer.

The three applications showcased here allow the owners to enter data themselves. The data they enter are immediately available on the web site for viewing (with the appropriate permissions, of course).