Are You Catching Up With Web Development Trends Today?

Chad Faith
Chad Faith

Director of Content

Are You Catching Up With Web Development Trends Today?

The rules in web design and web development can change at a rapid pace. Although not all the changes lead to the revolution in the web industry, there are some significant things worth mentioning when it comes to web development trends.

Catching Up with Functional Programming

Functional languages have a long history that dates all the way back to the ’60s. Today, there are newer concepts of cloud computing, parallelism and bigger data, they were almost forgotten. But the change also revolutionized functional computing. In today’s web development scene, functional programming has become really useful when it comes to processing huge amounts of uniform data that contain complex functions.

What’s more, today’s mainstream-type OOP languages include elements of functional programming in their syntax. Java, Javascript and C# now contains map/reduce functions, closures and even Lambda expressions. If your website requires functional programming, it is highly recommended that you find custom web developers who are experienced in F#, Scala and Haskell.

Catching Up with Mobile Platforms

Mobile platforms are one of the fastest growing elements found in web development trends. The power of mobile devices is growing as we speak, and advanced processors, resolutions and screen sizes now allow users to place the main business logic on the client side and process audio and video in real time. That is why the development of mobile platform often requires web development specialists to develop new skills. New libraries and tools are appearing every week and self-education has become a necessity.

Another notable piece of news is that cross-platform instruments are rising in popularity. Tools like Xamarine and PhoneGap now allow users to write a single application for all mobile platforms. This enables them to reduce the overall cost of development. What’s more, they can eliminate the need for separate development teams for each platform.

Catching Up with Social Networking

Computers have changed the way we communicate. In addition, more and more applications have integration with social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Your website needs this integration too as social networks have become an important part of your users’ lives and experience.

Catching Up with Node.JS and Single Page Applications

Static HTML web pages are now passé. In addition, web pages can’t just be interactive Javascript/HTML pages. Many modern websites are now transforming into rich JS applications. That is why Javascript is not only used for animation and form validation. Javascript is still the top language and highly skilled Senior Javascript developers are needed to tackle the many complexities of web application.

Node.js is a new development platform that allows users to create Web servers and distributed services using JavaScript. Server side is becoming faster and simpler, and business logic and UI logic have shifted from the server to the client. That’s why single page applications are now the in-thing and are pretty similar to native desktop applications.

Catching Up with UI/UX

In today’s times, applications are not focused on business value. There is an increasing amount of focus placed on new user experiences. However, there is a slight problem: we can’t separate business value and user experience in modern systems! That’s why UX (user experience) became more important than task solution, application size and performance. Today, we can safely say that UX-design comes before system design, though UX is not a well defined concept yet.