Web development technologies are evolving at a high pace. The industry is witnessing newer and more advanced technologies in front-end and back-end development. It has become crucial for companies to offer a better and more intuitive digital experience for the users. With that, complying with modern-day technologies has become an obligation to stay ahead of the curve.

As the year 2018 has ended, 2019 would be filled with a lot of action in front-end development. If you’re a startup or a big IT company, it is worth taking a look at technologies that are going to be popular this year.

Let’s take a look at major front-end development trends so you are up to date and ahead of the game.

Progressive Web App (PWA)

A Progressive Web App is a web application that uses modern web capabilities to offer a native app like user experience. These web applications come with instant loading, offline support, push notifications, and rich user experience. Some benefits of PWA are as follows:

Smooth and responsive – PWA offers fast and smooth UI experience with quick app response time. It works smoothly on any platform be it desktop, mobile, tablet, etc.

Enhanced connectivity – Progressive web applications are developed to work seamlessly on poor network areas and low internet speeds. It can also provide services while being offline.

An app like interface – PWA also provide app-like navigation and interaction with features like offline support, push notifications, etc.

We predict that most of the future websites will be built as progressive web applications to offer the best all worlds.

ReasonML

ReasonML is object-functional programming language backed by Facebook that leverages the power of both Javascript and OCaml ecosystem. Rather than creating a new language altogether, the developers at Facebook chose to build on top of OCaml, a language that has been around since the 1990s.

The language is currently being used by Facebook on its Messenger and other big companies like AFREF and more. This clearly indicates that ReasonML is one of the worthy front-end development trends to watch for in the current year.

ReactJS

ReactJS is a huge Javascript-based library developed by Facebook for building user interfaces for applications. It is ideal for large single-page application and creating UI components. The main aim of ReactJS is to provide a fast, scalable, and simple interface that has already been proven in Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp.

ReactJS has gained huge popularity even with the fact that it is a library, not a framework and lacks Model and Controller components. With its proven track record and high scale of efficiency, ReactJS is worth watching in the current year.

VueJS

Considering its simplicity and flexibility, VueJS has become one of the most popular JavaScript frameworks nowadays. Its application, features, and benefits for beginners draw a lot of attractions amongst developers for building web interfaces. Here are some features that VueJS offers to the users:

  1. Simplistic approach
  2. Highly integrated
  3. Flexible
  4. Less baggage

VueJS fosters easy creation of single page applications and promotes fast-paced development. Many Complex applications like ES6 and JSX can also be built with the framework. Looking at numerous features that VueJS offers, it is proving to outrun ReactJS and AngularJS in most cases in future.

GraphQL

GraphQL is yet another language developed by Facebook that is poised to be amongst the popular front-end development trends in 2019. The language was created to exceed the classic features of REST APIs and become its future replacement.

GraphQL is a smarter API query language that uses a single endpoint to access all the resources and hence has a high level of responsiveness in comparison to REST. Moreover, the face that GraphQL was used by big companies including Github, Spotify, and Walmart makes it a more prominent technology for 2019.

Final thoughts on front-end development trends 2019

Technologies like VueJS, ReactJS, GraphQL, and others listed above will play a major part in the app development industry in coming years. Businesses adopting these front-end technologies have a higher chance to stay ahead of the competition and achieve better growth opportunities. However, no technology is perfect; it’s your vision and expertise to utilize the technology that helps you succeed.

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