Web Development Trends in the Era of 2018

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Web Development Trends in the Era of 2018

Web development is changing every minute and 2018 will be no different. User expectations are growing and it is more important than ever to build digital experiences that are engaging, fun, and intuitive. Content needs to be accessible everywhere, in real-time, and, of course, on mobile devices. In order to make that happen, new programming languages and frameworks are on the rise which are becoming more compatible, and real time web apps are becoming more popular.

Here are the top 7 web development trends to watch out for in 2018

  1. Use of Vue JS: Vue JS has become extremely popular ever since its release in 2014. It is one of the most lightweight frameworks and it is fast. Interestingly, it is not created by any big company like React is backed by Facebook and Angular by Google, but VueJS is created by only one person called Evan You. It is an open-source project and a library for building web interfaces through MVVM data bindings with simplified API

  2. Javascript Improvements: In 2018, web developers will make heavy use of functional programming. Functional Programming (FP) describes the process of building software based on fundamental principles. Principles of functional programming include building software by composing pure functions. Shared state, mutable data and side effects are avoidedin FP.

  3. Compatibility of Extensions: Browser extensions have been a key for Firefox, Chrome, and other browsers. Web developers keep a close eye on web extensions so that compatibility factor won’t affect much. What is new in 2018 and what will continue to grow is browser extension compatibility. Such extensions are bits of code written in Javascript, HTML, and CSS. They modify the functionality of a web browser and can add new features, change appearances or content of websites. Extensions used to be build for a specific browser, such as Chrome or Firefox. This is changing as Firefox is also supporting Chrome extensions and Edge is catching up on this as well

  4. Real-Time Web Apps are in vogue: Real time web apps, based on websockets, have been around for years, but they are getting more and more popular with starting of 2018. Web apps like Node.js are also getting acceptability in other languages as well. Ruby on Rails framework work well with most servers and is an apt app for real-time web communication. The reason behind this is users want fast interactions and real time web apps are delivering on the need to share information instantly.

  5. Progressive Web Apps: Progressive web apps are web apps with the functionality and design of mobile apps. This application emulates the users as if working on mobile and gives them familiar feel. It helps the site to come on the home screen; it works at reliable speed and enhances engagement with the people on the net.While the question has long been: How can we emulate web content for mobile – it is now the other way round. Web applications are trying to emulate what is working on mobile to give their (mobile) users a familiar touch and feel.

  6. Mobile Web Development is Must: With mobile traffic increasing every day, responsive websites have become obligatory in the last years. In 2018, it is time to really master mobile development. The question is no longer: Does our website work on mobile? It is: How does it work on mobile best? 80% of internet users own a smartphone and they are using it. In fact, the average time spent on mobile devices is steadily increasing and has gone up to over 5 hours per day, according to TechCrunch.Mastering mobile web development and understanding how content can be best consumed on smaller devices will be a key challenge in 2018.

  7. Chatbots: From last few years, Chatbots are getting quite popular. Increasing popularity of chatbot make chatbot must require factor of website in 2018.This technology offers users to interact with it over a website on a continuous basis. Chatbots serve as a part of web development and are opt for communication purposes too.


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