JavaScript Trends To Watch Out For in 2018

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JavaScript Trends To Watch Out For in 2018

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Vishal Virani

The year 2017 saw a noticeable change in the JavaScript framework. There was more activity around this framework, and it redefined how developers work with both frontend and backend development.

 

We have observed some activity with this framework in the first half of 2018, and are all set to tell you what is changing, and how businesses need to actively consider using JavaScript in the coming times.

 

It is important for you to stand out amidst competition, and the only way to do so is by improving performance, launch time and your load bearing capability. You should provide instant access to the users, and JavaScript seems to be taking this aspect seriously.

 

Here are a few JavaScript trends that you will need to visit in the second half of 2018, if you want your users to stick around and increase loyalty.

We have divided the trends into categories that you will relate to as a developer.

Front-end Development Trends:

 

When it comes to front-end development, there are a few frameworks that you ought to start using, if you have not done it up until now. React has been successfully implemented by Facebook while, Google is the testimony for Angular framework. Both the frameworks are powerful and have proven themselves in the true way.

 

Angular’s fan club includes the famous Forbes and Weather.com while, you have Airbnb, Instagram and Paypal whose websites have been designed using Angular.

 

While React and Angular were the only ones fighting for the frontend framework choice, 2018 has seen yet another framework vying for the position, vue.js. This framework was released in 2014 and has been successfully implemented in Expedia and GitLab, and today has earned the trust of the frontend community. If you see the three frameworks, Angular is a ready-to-use solution, while the other two can incorporate the third party or JavaScript libraries. Angular and React have ably been fit into different websites while, vue.js is more flexible and lightweight. The best part is that of the three frameworks, vue.js is the fastest and easiest to learn.

Front end development
Back end development

Back-end Development Trends:

 

Node.js is currently leading the backend development frameworks. The powerful framework is capable of housing excellent performance and can offer quick scalability too. If you want to develop content heavy sites or wish to deliver real-time applications, you should ideally opt for Node.js. It is sensitive to the speed need posed by most websites.If you want to deliver an ecommerce site that carries a heavy load, and wishes to be optimized, then Node.js is your go-to framework.

 

It is also a part of the stack that goes into developing a platform for the startup. The Node.js framework is constantly evolving, and in 2018 itself, it has upgraded to handle the load better and resolved some of the complaints. If you are looking for a reliable and efficient backend, then JavaScript offers you the best framework in the form of Node.js. The trend for Node.js is here to stay.

Cross-platform Development Trends:

 

Whether you say cross-platform app development or plain mobile app development using JavaScript, the only framework that comes to your mind is React Native. This framework helped develop the Facebook application for both iOS and Android. It was React Native that created the light version of the Facebook app. It has been designed specifically for the mobile app development and has been quite a popular framework ever since. Some of the notable advantages of using this framework would be the cost-effectiveness. Having proven easy to adapt and effective development for both iOS and Android, the framework has also proven to be cost-effective. You get a native-like application in lesser cost as compared to native development cost.

 

Secondly, you get cross-platform development, which means the time taken to develop for both iOs and Android is reduced and you get a better bargain. What more, the framework allows you to reuse the existing coding components, which makes it easier for you to reach the market. The performance of the apps delivered using React Native are said to be excellent. You can develop technology-intensive app solutions and manage a robust performance, all at the same time.

 

It is suitable for applications that are not too complex, yet content and technology driven. The performance of the apps delivered

Application Rendering Trends:

 

Application rendering is important from the speed perspective, and 2018 has given you the perfect framework for the purpose- Next.js. It is a JavaScript framework designed for rendering that manages the server-side of your application. So, when someone downloads the app, the content is already generated and ready to go online.

 

No complexity is involved with this framework, and it is pretty easy to set-up, which is also the main reason why you should opt for this framework. The framework ensures the content and the application are search optimized for Google, and ensures better ranking for your web and mobile app.

 

When it comes to server-side rendering, the resource requirement goes high, and you should plan your budget accordingly, even if you are planning to go with Next.js.

UI Trends:

 

UI is evolving with the changing needs of consumer and the ever evolving nature of the physical components such as smartphones and their sizes. The best way to ensure you have designed a UI that works on all types of screens is develop and test it using Storybook. You can create the UI components, without really affecting the UI of your design. With this framework, the time taken to design your UI is relatively less, and the efforts drawn are reduced. The entire process is cost-effective.

Conclusion:

 

Among the other JavaScript trends 2018 is the inclusion of GraphQL, a framework that helps with API architecture and other frameworks designed for testing of the application.

 

It is important for companies to start working with the JS frameworks, and opt for the JS stack in order to deliver high-performance solutions.

 

Coruscate has expertise in Angular and Node application development. We have successfully delivered the application using the MEAN stack. You can always visit our portfolio page to see our success stories with the MEAN stack. If you have queries or wish to hire us for Java application development services, connect with us.

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