Behance is a leading platform for creative people where they can showcase their creative work for others to discover. It is like a marketplace where the creative people can broadcast their works and companies, brands, and individuals explore the work and hire the creative people they are impressed with. Even though Behance was started independently, it was later acquired by Adobe, and it became more popular. It is a global platform and therefore, people can be hired from across the globe with different rates of pay. In this article, we will find out the programming languages used in making Behance. But before that, let us understand the features of the platform.

Features Of Behance –

Any creative person can open a profile and start uploading projects. The projects are images, videos, or any digital content. Each of such projects has a unique URL that they can share anywhere and it will link back to their Behance profile. There are counters for views and appreciations for digital contents. Other members can follow another member and the members they are following, their activities will be shown in the activity feed. Therefore, it is very much like a social networking site. There are other features like adding project cover image, featuring projects for easy notice and likewise. It is a perfect self-promotion as well as portfolio uploading site.

Making Of Behance –

Behance is a unique platform, and it caters to different categories of websites like social media, marketplace, storage platform and likewise. There are many programming languages used in its development. Furthermore, the programming languages were changed we Adobe took it over.

Front-End – The front0end technologies are HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Apart from that, the source code shows ample used of jQuery which is also a mandatory front-end language now. Apart from that, the use of SVG has been noticed, and it is quite surprising. After Adobe’s acquisition, the front-end has changed quite a lot, and it is now designed with Adobe Muse CC. One can also use bootstrap to create similar front-end.

Back-End – The main programming language behind Behance is Python. It is questionable whether a framework like Django has been used or not. It is most probable that a custom framework has been used as Adobe has a capable technical team for such massive development. There are many who believe that Flask framework has been used in the development of Behance in Python. There is no confirmation about that from any official. However, in the documentation, there has been a mention of Ruby on Rails. Therefore, it is suspected that either Adobe is making a shift to Ruby on Rails or at least making the new features on Ruby on Rails instead of Python.

Others – The server appears to be Apache which shows that Behance was originally written in PHP which is the case with most of the leading websites and platforms a decade ago. Either after Adobe’s acquisition or just before, the transition to Python was made, and Python can run on Apache server. All the standards tools and services are used to serve the users better. There are Memcached to boost the speed, Elasticsearch, LAMP, Gearman, Docker, Amazon SQS for Activity Feed and Amazon CloudFront as CDN. Cassandra which was previously known as MongoDB, it is being used for the Activity Feed.

For the messaging part, Amazon CloudSearch and Amazon DynamuDB have been used. For the imaging services, LAMP and Amazon S3 with CloudFront are employed. There are many internal build tools available like PostgreSQL, Sinatra, and Docker. All these discoveries have been made from GitHub’s repository which is an open source project.

Apart from that, the product has its apps available for mobile users. It is available for both Android as well as Apple users. The use of Java, XML and other Android development technologies and tools are a must. Apart from that for iOS development, Swift and other iOS app development technologies and tools have been used. The Behance team is adding new features, and some of them are under development so that can attract more users on their platform and increase the engagement rate so that most of the people stay online on it like a social media site in the professional world.

Conclusion –

There are a lot of sites like Behance available, and they were created even before Behance existed. Creating a website like that is quite easy once you have good knowledge of the web designing and web development. In fact, these types of websites are being developed in college projects. The features that will make such a web stand out is the user interface, innovative features and most importantly, marketing. Due to Behance being already popular and then Adobe buying it, it has become the leader in its niche.

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