In the early days, it was quite easy to make out what technologies, tools, services, or programming languages did particular software or website use behind the scene by merely looking at their simple factors like design layouts, file extensions, webpage extensions, etc. But, with the advent of newer and ingenious technologies, it is truly tricky to gain this knowledge.
Discovering what technologies, tools, services, or programming languages does specific software or website use behind the scene, can really be fun for other programmers and developers. It may help explore newer technologies and understand the architecture. There are few ways available by which you can gain access to this information for any website on the Web.
UnderTheSite.com, bundled with a list of 200+ technologies, helps you determine which of those are being implemented for a specific website. Their technology list range from server scripting languages to analytic tools, frameworks to client scripting, cloud to advertising tools and many more. You simply need to type in a website URL, press Search and it will show you a list of technologies being used for that website.
It also allows you to suggest a technology that isn’t listed on their website. At the time of writing, few soon to be launched features include demographics of websites, deeper site analytics, and Browser plug-ins support.
Chrome Sniffer is an extension for Google Chrome browser. It is a pretty simple extension that immediately tells you what platform or framework does a website use which is presently open in the browser window. When you open any website, an icon of the technology, framework or platform will be shown in the address bar.
Install the extension in Google Chrome. Open a website in your browser window. You will see an icon appear in the address bar. For example: Drupal icon is shown for WhiteHouse.gov website.
Are you interested in discovering what technologies do websites use? If yes, what tool do you use?