In recent years, a significant increase in the field of web development has been observed. From being a specialized developer (majoring in front-end or back-end) now more and more developers are striving to become a Full-stack developer to meet the ever-increasing demands of the technology world. As ‘full-stack development’ happens to be a vast river of knowledge – too much to swim in – Broad Infinity brings to you five important (though not ultimate) web development trends to look for in 2019.

1.     Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)

As majority of the people (specifically youth) spend at least two hours of their day using their mobile phones juggling between different apps, PWAs are coming into picture. PWAs or Progressive Web Apps are basically application-like websites that give you the comforts of using an application in both your mobile phones and computer systems.

PWAs are said to be the future of apps for their versatility as they come with the following set of benefits:

  • As PWAs work in both, mobile and desktop formats; they save time, effort and cost needed to build two different programs (website and mobile app) for the same product/service.
  • Work even with No-internet connectivity
  • Doesn’t require extra space in your mobile phone or bits of internet for upgradation.
  • Along with push notification, they are fast, reliable, doesn’t require much storage space and provide myriad of other features.

2.     JavaScript

Coming back to the programming language, JavaScript is widely used by front-end developers for developing Android mobile apps and dynamic websites. This programming language has remained one of the biggest web development trends in 2017 and 2018. With the advent of new frameworks and rich libraries, it’ll be the trend of 2019 too.

Among its various frameworks and libraries, some notable ones are Angular, Vue and React.

  • Angular.js is a JavaScript-based front-end framework. It is an open-source and very cost-effective. It solves several challenges encountered while developing single-page applications.
  • Vue.js is an advanced framework of JavaScript which has gained immense popularity. It is easy, straightforward and has an inbuilt interactive system. Vue helps you to scale data from front-end to any get-to view part. Furthermore, its reusable components and capability of rendering any data makes it the best choice for a multitude of front-end developers.
  • At last, let’s discuss React! It is a JavaScript library which is used for building interactive UIs. It is easy to learn and use, comprises reusable components and uses virtual DOM. Its robust ecosystem and the support from experienced developers makes it popular among the majority. Apart from Facebook, it is equally used by famous names like Netflix, DropBox, AirBNB, IMDB, PayPal and others.

After going by the popularity of the frameworks or library or JavaScript itself, it is evident that in the forthcoming months, we can expect that JavaScript-based frameworks or platforms to dominate the web development.

3.     Node.js

Node.js is a JavaScript run-time environment which executes JavaScript code outside the browser. As JavaScript is mainly used for front-end development, Node.js allows developers to use JavaScript for server-side scripting to produce dynamic web page content before the page is sent to the user’s browser. It is also free, open-source and is cross-platform i.e. it can run on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, etc. Node.js truly unifies web application development by using a single programming language for both front-end and back-end development.

Apart from these, various frameworks, serverless architecture, usage in IoT development or cloud-based solutions and other features are sufficient to make Node.js a trend of 2019 in web development.

4.     Single Page Applications

While browsing different websites, have you ever come across any website having one long scrollable page providing all the required information without going to any other web page? If yes then that’s what we call single page websites or single page applications. However, these websites are not that great for e-commerce but are a very useful source for mobile websites.

Moreover, Single Page Applications are user-friendly, responsive, works across all devices and increases user conversion rates. It enhances performance, reduces web development time and is based on JavaScript.

5.     NoSQL Database

No SQL Database or non-relational databases allow you to store or retrieve unstructured data. As of now, SQL has a large lead over NoSQL but the gap is now closing with the likes of MongoDB, Redis and Cassandra.  These databases are no longer the stepchildren of SQL and now owns the prominent place in the database market share.

NoSQL has also become essential or the database of choice for building cloud-native application because of its agility, flexibility and performance. Among many, some of its notable advantages are:

  • It is schema-less i.e. doesn’t define any strict data structure
  • Dynamic and agile
  • Can scale horizontally by adding more servers
  • Performs better than its counterparts

Wrapping Up!

To get the best out of web development in 2019, prepare yourself with these 5 web development trends. Others development programs such as Augmented Reality, Motion UI, database management, and server less, too has the potential to rule the web development field in the near future. So what are you waiting for? Join Broad Infinity and lead the world of web development instead of blindly following the trail.