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Decoding the Web: Where Old-School Charm Meets Recruitment Tech Revolution

Posted On Thursday, February 8, 2024

Author: Philip Sampson (Account Director)

Our journey begins with Apache, the veteran web server that refuses to fade into oblivion. Despite not holding the top spot, Apache commands over 30% of servers, standing tall since its debut in 1995. Like a wise sage, it has adapted to the evolving web, supporting modern tech like HTTP/2 and IPv6. A reliable guardian, Apache weaves its magic, handling colossal traffic with finesse.

Meanwhile, in the JavaScript realm, jQuery emerges as a timeless enchantment, with over 77% of websites under its spell. Bundled with WordPress and continuously refined, jQuery defies its supposed decline, offering familiarity and comfort to web sorcerers. As other frameworks strive to steal the spotlight, jQuery dances in the moonlight, a testament to its enduring allure.

Venturing into the realm of images, the ancient JPEG, born in 1992, refuses to be dethroned. Despite challengers like WebP and SVG, JPEG boasts a 78% usage rate. Its secret? Universality and familiarity. Every image editing wand recognizes it, and its compatibility with browsers remains unrivaled. The old-school mage, JPEG, proves that sometimes, the classics outshine the newcomers.

Behold the command line, a relic from a time when GUIs were but a dream. Yet, this throwback to MS-DOS and Unix survives in web development, offering speed and efficiency. A timeless tool, the command line allows developers to navigate with finesse, reminiscent of the golden era before graphical interfaces took center stage.

And then, there's HTML, the venerable elder of the web, conceptualized in 1989 and released in 1991. Standing the test of time, HTML is the backbone of our digital tapestry. Though it no longer stands alone, its ability to blend seamlessly with other languages like CSS, PHP, and JavaScript makes it the cornerstone of the ever-evolving web.

In the ever-changing landscape of web development, these ancient relics stand tall, providing a comforting stability. Just like recruitment, where innovation meets tradition, these old-school technologies continue to weave their magic, ensuring that the web remains a realm where the past, present, and future coalesce in a harmonious dance. So, let us celebrate the enduring charm of the classics, for in their timeless embrace, the web continues to evolve, creating a symphony that resonates through the ages.

Author: Philip Sampson (Account Director)

Over 4 years account management experience, working with developers, recruiters, marketers and pretty much anyone in the recruitment business that wants to connect. 


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