We always wondered why programmers fall in love with the Single Page Applications (SPA)? Is it the ease & the speed of development or anything else? Most of the programmers have shifted their ways of building web apps to SPAs rather than the traditional Multi-Page Applications (MPA). But wait, there is always another side of the story that is left to be heard. Yes, many programmers still love the traditional approach of MPA. Well, we are curious to find out Which is better, SPA or MPA. Are you? If yes, read this blog and choose between SPA vs. MPA for your web application.
One modern and another traditional, Single Page Applications & Multi-Page Applications respectively have unwittingly replaced the old desktop applications. But the battle between single-page apps vs. multiple-page web apps still has no clear winner. Hence, we decided to discuss both the approaches in detail and help readers to decide the winner. Keep reading and find out diverse facets and interesting facts about both the web app development approaches.
Let’s start with the basics,
What is a Single Page App?
Single Page App is a web app that doesn’t require a page reload and functions inside a browser, hence fast loading and less time consumption. In SPA, everything is fit into one HTML page, and when the user interacts with the app, only a few required portions of the web app get updated, keeping the rest the same. Hence we can say the page dynamically gets updated every time when a query is initiated.
So when you make a quick shift from one page to another, you do not have to download dozens of things. Confused? Turn around and check your Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, GitHub, Netflix, and even your Google Docs. In these apps, you can easily scroll down, check the news feed without making the page reload for every new request.