In recent years open source web development softwares taken web industry by storm and has become an important part of web designing over the years. Specially, in last 3 years the market is so open that there are almost 30 well-known open source softwares in the market. You can sum up how many more CMSs are there in the market. Undoubtedly the ultimate beneficial will be the end-client and web development industry. At one point it is very easy to develop and on other hand it is very easy to use by end-client.
Many believe that the popularity of open source is because it is free. It is indeed an advantage but that is partial truth. Because it still has the leverage of widely used. The support for any popular open source is easily available and there are number of developers who are keen to work on your project, ready to take over your projects.
However, it is actually a blend of various points that makes open source popular amongst user and developer.
1. The most fascinating advantage of using open source web development is availability of source code and availability of various modules which is easily available. You don’t need to build entire ecommerce to use it in your site. You can use the module of ecommerce or use any ecommerce open source (like zencart or oscommerce) and make entire cart within short span. These programs are adaptable to any changes and open to improvements. Source code are responsible for fixing bugs. That means saving of time and saving of money.
2. The open source web development programs are free for modification. You can download entire code and use it or customize it for your requirement.
3. These open source platforms are giving a huge support and often release updates, that improve functionality and support.
4. History says that the open source market is here to grow with various business organization.
5. The use of common information model, and the web based enterprise management helps you to integrate server, application, and service. This actually leads to effective administration of the software.
Since, technology field is something changing every now and there. Web word is being loaded with hundreds and thousands of new website daily. There is plenty for everyone who has calibre and willingnesss to give quality services. Open source software easy to use. Though most of the market is capture by BIG 4, there is plenty of space available for new one. The most prominent example is the growth of wordpress in past two years. Its not only take share of joomla but also make space for itself as the most easily editable software available and of course blog is its biggest strength.
So, a quality driven and professional web development company can easily make a stand for themselves amongst the crowd and with some added services (like SEO, web design, support) can easily gain upper hand.