Web Development Trends For 2018


Trends in web development move forward extremely quickly. So much so that change is truly the only constant. CodePlateau an award-winning web development company in India ventures a guess to what could be the web development trends for 2018. We try to include in this list what we believe to be the upcoming development trends based on market behavior and what we have observed. Without further ado, here they are

Web Development Trends of 2018:

Functional Programming with Javascript improvements

Javascript has been a popular programming language for a while now. Only recently has it received quite stiff competition from React by Facebook. With the advent of functional programming improvements in Javascript, there seems to be more support for Javascript. Even if we look at the Trends for the past year we can see that Javascript is still a more popular term as compared to react. Functional Programming (FP) is the process of building software based on fundamental principles by composing pure functions. It is relatively easier than object-oriented coding as per most programmers. In 2018, Functional Programming especially benefits from the recent Javascript improvements such as ES6 and ES7.

New Players in Town

While VueJS is technically not a new player, it has been gaining prominence only in 2018. Created in 2014 by Evan You, Vue is a fast and lightweight script. Angular JS is backed by Google while React JS is backed by Facebook. Vue though is an independent open source project. Its creator was working on this as a side project and has recently been focusing on marketing and maintaining the open source project. What makes Vue a growing trend in 2018 is that it is now being used by a lot of major companies in China such as AliBaba, Expedia, Nintendo and more. It has also grown tremendously since it first began as it now boasts 20 people on its team.

Progressive Web Apps

Progressive web apps are web apps with the functionality and design of mobile apps. The idea is to create an app-like experience on web pages or websites. Although mobile apps are very relevant for businesses it might not be for all businesses due to cost considerations. Progressive web apps are worthy alternatives to choose. Since 2016 we have seen the popularity of progressive web app increasing rapidly. We figure 2018 will finally be the year for progressive web apps to burst into the mainstream.

Blockchain Technology

Ever since bitcoin blew up to unprecedented prices everyone seems to have become an expert in blockchain technology. It might be a little bit too late to say that blockchain is going to be a trend in 2018 as it has already accumulated a large following. A large number of companies are looking forward to incorporating blockchain technology in their industry. The blockchain is a method of collective data storage. Transactions in blockchains work without intermediaries. Since the transactions are verified using complex algorithms using a large number of computers it is seemed to be relatively safer.

Internet Of Things

Imagine a global network of appliances connected to each other using resources in the most efficient manner possible. That is what internet of things is trying to achieve. Although there are smaller home appliances using IoT, large multinationals are thinking of ways to utilize the development trend to improve efficiency.


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