What are Single Page Applications?
A single page application (SPA) is a web-based app that pre-loads within the browser. In doing so, the SPA removes the need for constant reloading of the full webpage, and it only dynamically reloads the relevant content for each user interaction.In simple words, a single-page application is an app that doesn’t need to reload the page during its use and works within a browser. Think of the apps you use daily: Facebook, Google Maps, Gmail, Twitter, Google Drive, or even GitHub. All these are examples of a SPA.
Benefits of SPA
- Faster User Experience
- Fewer Server Resources
- Easier to Debug
- Easier Transition to Other Apps
When to Use a SPA
When you have a business or a personal website that needs a dynamic platform and small data volume, the single-page application is a good idea. It is also a great option if you are planning to develop a mobile app in the future, since, as we mentioned above, the backend API can be used for both the web and mobile apps.
Limitations of Single Page Applications
- Slower Initial Load Times
- SEO Difficulties
- Security Issues