Web Development Trends to Watchout
So we have completed almost half of the 2016, I think this is the perfect time to discuss the web development trends that are rising and may become our favorite in coming months. I was observing this industry very closely in past few months and it looks like this year is going to be great for web developers. With many frameworks are catching up and many new technologies emerging, this year will definitely set a mark. Internet of things, Bots, Motion UI, Browser based IDEs and Docker… these five things seems like catching everyone’s attention.
Internet Of things
This is the era of smart things and providing them internet connectivity is becoming a trend. Be it electronics, wearable, vehicles, building etc. many things now tend to have internet connectivity. And to support that connectivity, a strong IT infrastructure is required. This is something like a boom for web development industry. In a recent survey conducted by Technavio, IoT will grow by 31.72% (CAGR) between 2015 and 2019.
A strong prediction comes from Gartner, which says that in half of the development in IoT will come from start up companies which are less than 3 years old. This has brought and will keep bringing a new angle to the whole programming industry. It will be interesting to see how things will evolve and to what extent we can exploit the power of internet.
Gone are the days of wikis and tour guide, the bots are ‘in’. I remember the days when bots come as standalone programs for fun activities with hilarious replies and comments. But things are much serious now. You can experience a bot helping you understanding a program with logical replies like any other live human assistant. Slack is one perfect example of using bot assistance. This is indeed a very friendly way of guiding users to use new applications. It is becoming very popular among smartphone manufacturers.
Motion User Interface
This is Introduced by foundation of App, Zurb, Motion UI is one of the easiest and the quickest ways of creating CSS animations and transition.
This is sure an ‘in’ thing for coming years as it has quickly become the most preferred library for the developers. And why not? It is less complicated and gives seamless predefined motions.
This is surely a backend thing but is much loved by the developers of lately. However, it was launched in 2013, but it’s stable release date is May 2016. With the great uproar, many companies are adopting it by transferring their servers from virtual machines to containers. It provides faster application development in isolated environment.
“Containers, however, use shared operating systems. That means they are much more efficient than hypervisors in system resource terms. Instead of virtualizing hardware, containers rest on top of a single Linux instance. This in turn means you can “leave behind the useless 99.9% VM junk, leaving you with a small, neat capsule containing your application,” said James Bottomley, Parallels‘ CTO of server virtualization and a leading Linux kernel developer
So? What’s new about Integrated development environment? Well, cloud based IDEs are the thing of today. Kodingen, Sourcekit, Shiftedit etc. IDEs are taking the place of conventional things like VIM and IntelliJ. The key reason behind their success is flexibility and accessibility. Now, you don’t have to setup plethora of tools before you even begin to code.
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