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Modern Web Development with IBM® WebSphere®: Developing, Deploying, and Managing Mobile and Multi-Platform Apps by Matthew Perrins, Karl Bishop, Roland Barcia, Kyle Brown

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Chapter 5. Application Architecture on the Glass

Why Well-Designed Applications Matter

Multichannel development emphasizes proper client-side design for what is known as “single-page architecture.” This means that modern web applications commonly consist of only a single web page or a few web pages, and provide different views to the user based on context. For simple applications, you might be able to get away with putting only minimal thought into your architecture. But most client-side apps require more involved client-side architecture. You can easily write compelling applications with HTML 5 technologies; unfortunately, writing an awful application is just as easy. The HTML 5 ecosystem is so large and diverse that it is easy to choose technologies ...

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