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MODx Web Development by Antano Solar John

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Web development methodologies

The development of websites has evolved over the years. They initially originated from simple hyperlinked pages that provided a wealth of information, evolving to complex objects being exposed as URLs at runtime. When wanting to develop a site, there are multiple options that one may choose for development. A briefing on the most widely known methodologies follows.

Old school—conventional three tiers

The 'old school' approach is to use a programming language to create a complete site or application from scratch without using any third-party templating system or framework. In this method, there are three layers:

  • Client-side
  • Server-side
  • Database access

In this architecture, a user requests a page. Every request is processed ...

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