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Nicholas Mendez
Nicholas Mendez

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A Brief History of the Web

Looking back on how web apps started can give us an insight on where it's going.

Birth of the WWW

While working for CERN in 1989 a British scientist of the name Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. The idea was to create a world wide network of computers to form a global information system.

The first Web Webserver, Web Browser and Web Page

I wouldn't be until late 1990 where Berners-Lee deployed the world's first web page which was a text document written in a special formatting language called the Hypertext Markup Language(HTML)

The world's first web server.

Web servers are simply computers connected to a network that exposes a portion of its filesystem to any web browser that connects to the computer IP address.


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