One of the types of software that’s important for a web developer is the web framework. A framework “is a code library that makes a developer’s life easier when building reliable, scalable, and maintainable web applications” by providing reusable code or extensions for common operations. By saving development time, developers can concentrate on application logic rather than mundane elements.
A web framework offers the developer a choice about how to solve a specific problem. By using a framework, a developer lets the framework control portions of their application. While it’s perfectly possible to code a web application without using a framework, it’s more practical to use one.
C is a general-purpose, procedural, portable, high-level programming language that is one of the most popular and influential languages. It was designed to be compiled using a straightforward compiler, to provide low-level access to memory, to provide language constructs that map efficiently to machine instructions, and to require minimal run-time support. Many programming languages owe a considerable debt to C. It has become something of the lingua franca in the programming world.
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Let’s explore the 6 C web frameworks. For each program we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.
|C Web Frameworks|
|Kore||Secure web application framework for writing web APIs in C or Python|
|Vely||Framework for rapid building of general purpose applications|
|facil.io||High performance web application C framework|
|Onion||Library to create simple HTTP servers and web applications|
|libreactor||Extendable event driven high performance C-abstractions|
|Duda||Event-driven and high performant web services framework|
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