WHAT IS A SINGLE PAGE APPLICATION?
A single-page application is an application that works inside a browser and doesn’t need page reloading during use. It is a web app or webpage that fits into one single page and gives a more adaptable, desktop-like user-experience and gives better performance. These are our regular applications, for example, Facebook, Google Maps, GitHub, and Gmail.
WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES OF A SPA?
- Linear user experience: While using SPAs, scrolling is very easy, convenient, and uninterrupted. There’s no need to click on any link at all. Indeed, the scrolling nature of SPAs makes them perfectly suited for mobile users who have become accustomed to scrolling.
- Fast and responsive: SPAs improve a website’s speed significantly as they don’t update the entire page but only required content. Most resources such as Scripts, CSS, and HTML are only loaded once throughout the lifespan of the application-only data is transmitted back and forth.
- Debugging with Chrome: SPAs are developed on frameworks like AngularJS Batarang and React developer tools which have their own Chrome developer tools that make debugging much easier.
- Caching capabilities: SPAs send only one request to a server and then stores all the data it receives, thereby caching any local data effectively. Then it can use this data and work even offline.
WHY WOULD YOU NEED AN SPA?