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Which programming language can be used to create an automated web application?

Is it possible to create a web application without any backend or database system?
 
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ou can build web application without backend . but that's mean you want only to display info .
take a look : http://maxhorstmann.net/blog/2014/09/10/web-apps-with-no-backend-code-the-jekyll-angular-firebase-jaf-stack/
 
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Fred Victa wrote:Which programming language can be used to create an automated web application?


You'll have to explain what you mean by "an automated web application".
 
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Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, C#, Javascript, among many others. Take a look at Usage Statistics and Market Share of Server-side Programming Languages for Websites, January 2015

It's worth noting that Javascript, though traditionally only used in the client-side parts of the application, is now also getting used in the server side thanks to Node.js.

Also I'd like to note that HTML and CSS are not programming languages. HTML is simply the format consumed by browsers to parse and render webpages. And CSS is used to write a bunch of rules that specify the appearance of the page (which fonts to use, what colors, what background, etc).
 
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Joe Jaber wrote:ou can build web application without backend . but that's mean you want only to display info .
take a look : http://maxhorstmann.net/blog/2014/09/10/web-apps-with-no-backend-code-the-jekyll-angular-firebase-jaf-stack/



Thank you for the link.
 
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Fred Victa wrote:Which programming language can be used to create an automated web application?


You'll have to explain what you mean by "an automated web application".



I was thinking about the application doing some tasks without user intervention.
 
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Fred Victa wrote:I was thinking about the application doing some tasks without user intervention.


Such as? Web applications typically respond to user requests. Automated activities are usually handled by other type sod backend processes.
 
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There are lots of answers to this question as others have mentioned about. One item I would keep in mind is long term sustainability. Are you the one building and maintaining the application or might multiple developers touch it over the course of its lifetime? If the latter is the case, try using a modern framework / language that will always be supportable. My team typically suggests a javascript based framework like React.js and Node.js. Beyond choosing a language there is a lot to consider when building an app. Check out this post I did awhile back that can run you through a checklist prior to beginning development: app development checklist.
 
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