This has resulted in developers having to choose between a rich interactive application that provides new and exciting user experience, or static reliable webpages. Most businesses end up compromising with static public facing pages, and then internally a rich control panel. Or if they are starting a whole new content based site, they stick with static server side web page generation.
I and Mustafa (a student in Polycademy) set out to solve this problem. After about 9 months of development, let me introduce you to SnapSearch.
SnapSearch provides a number of officially supported, professionally developed middleware that can be easily integrated into your current web application stack. It currently provides PHP, Node.js, Ruby and Python middlewares. They are very flexible, and allow you to specify which search engines you want to intercept for, and which you want to ignore.
For a limited time offer, use "SNAP" as the code when you sign up and you'll get 2000 free usages per month cap.
If you're looking for help setting it all up. Feel free to hit our web chat at Hipchat. I'll be able to answer any questions and help with deployment.
The tech savvy among you might realise this is similar to PhantomJS as a service. But it's not, because it doesn't use PhantomJS. Using real Firefox instances has the advantage of being able to take advantage of Mozilla's 6 week Firefox release cycles. This means we can support the latest in HTML5 technology quicker. The qtwebkit engine that PhantomJS relies on has a slower and sporadic release cycle. And it doesn't support plugins/extensions. SnapSearch has the possibility of adding in plugin/extensions such as Flash (this is under development).
If you're looking to get into single page application development, and you haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, look no further than AngularJS. It's the best! Also try out Facebook's React as it can easily integrate into AngularJS's directive concept (it can be faster).
The land of client side development is changing very fast, and there is some serious engineering going on. I suggest you to also check out Polymer and Brick. Both of which AngularJS will be taking advantage of when they become more stable. Here's a comparison, you'll see that it's very similar to AngularJS directives.