Dynamic vs. static
There are many ways dynamic and static can be used, so the process they describe and the differences between them are dependent on the system. A few characteristics do, however, appear to be common.
The development of static systems is typically less complex, quicker, and takes less time. Static components have the disadvantage of not being interactive, so they are not always able to perform required, complex functions. In dynamic systems, functions can be handled with greater complexity as well as customizing the return based on the user, channel or application. Dynamic components have the disadvantage of taking longer to load and develop.
Websites are a good example of a system that can work dynamically or statically. User requests an HTML document from the web server that stores the web page. The browser then displays the HTML document. Static web pages do nothing but display text. Although the document can be interacted with, no user-supplied information can be returned.
A dynamic website lets its users request data contained in a server-side database that is gathered on-demand according to their requests. Dynamic web pages are more suitable for news, forms, search engines, or comment sections, while static pages are better suited for information that changes rarely.
Terminology used for static and dynamic terms
There are many kinds of things that can be classified under these two terms. Here are a few examples:
Depending on the user, a dynamic website will generate content that is tailored to them. Instagram is one example of a dynamic website. The feed is personalized and updated dynamically as the user scrolls. Developed websites can be made dynamic using HTML capabilities, commonly referred to as dynamic HTML. Statically generated websites do not utilize an external database, are written in HTML, and display identical content to all users.
A dynamic IP address 10.0.0.0.1, or one that changes at any given moment, is considered more common than a static IP address, which always reserves the same address. Organisations using dedicated services or hosting computer servers can request or purchase static IP addresses.
- Languages of programming – A programmer can create variables without specifying the type in dynamic languages, such as Perl or LISP. Thus, creating a more flexible program and debugging can be simplified and prototyping simplified. The coding is less flexible, but also less error prone, in a static language, such as C or Pascal, where data types must be declared before the code can be compiled.
- Advertising content– Dynamic content changes depending on which channel or customer is being used. A back-end system usually generates this type. For example, we have our slogan, logo, and terms and conditions on all applications.
- Subscriptions to cloud computing services allow subscribers to choose between dynamic and static pricing models. Static subscriptions have a fixed price regardless of how much a customer uses a service, while dynamic subscriptions adjust according to how much he or she uses.
- Hashing can either be performed dynamically or statically, and it allows finding items in a database by indexing or retrieving them. When using dynamic hashing, the set of characters expands, contracts, or reorganizes based on how they are accessed. A static hash function is one whose length does not change.