Open source programming is going to affect all aspects of future of web applications for the simple reason that it has thrown open the door to everybody who has a little knowledge about it, to get involved in the development of them.
Whereas before a lot of time and money were spent developing new programs, today with open source programming the knowledge that has been gained is shared with everyone who has access to the Internet.
These people are part of a community that can then develop the information which is freely given to them on the Web. One thing it has done for certain is cut down the costs of future development for those who were initially involved in creating programs in the first place. It has opened up the entire concept to a much larger platform of informed people who use their knowledge to bring whatever program they are developing a few steps further forward so that other users can benefit from them.
In the past such information was a closely guarded secret by a certain few but nowadays some of this information is freely shared by all. Over the last ten years the vision of a few has become the reality for most with the advent of open source programming.
It is seriously revolutionising the whole concept of web applications making them more accessible to everyone who is on the Internet and who knows a little about it. The great thing is that for those who know relatively little it has motivated them into learning more about the whole process.
Some open source software source codes are published these days so that they can be copied, modified and redistributed without having to pay royalties or fees for this pleasure. It is based on community cooperation and these can be individuals or a group of programmers who are working together to improve the software.
The whole point is that the sky really is the limit when it comes to open source programming because no one really knows what is going to be around the corner. With so many minds working on a single or multiple projects there are no obvious restrictions on far we can go with it.
The great thing about it all is that it brings communities into playing a vital role as to how we perceive the entire concept of web applications and how we can benefit from all the innovations and developments that are constantly being worked on.
Just how all this affect the future of web applications is that it can only make things better, more comprehensive and easier for people to become involved in on a personal level. It is bound to affect every aspect of how we perceive and deal with our computers or our mobile devices which play such a vital part in how we live our lives today.
The point that more and more people want to learn about programming and the various languages that are used means that many more people will become computer savvy very, very soon indeed.