Web Development Technology Trends to watch out for in 2017

Web Development Technology Trends

There is always an ever increasing demand for web development technologies. Of late we use the web for almost everything be it searching for restaurants, paying our bills or booking tours and the list goes on and on. With this demand in high, let’s have a peek into the latest and upcoming technological trends of 2017. 

AI (Artificial Intelligence)  

We would have definitely come across this term a million times all these years. A few attributes of AI are that it makes the consumer process easy; it is more faster and evolving like ever before. The year 2016 witnessed the tech giants Google, Facebook, Amazon introducing new AI technologies that can be used by public.AlphaGo is a program built by Google DeepMind and it became the first program to beat a professional Go player.Similar to Google Brain, tech companies Facebook and Twitter have created internal groups. 

Let’s see what other companies follow this bandwagon in incorporating new AI technologies into their consumer products. 

Static site generators

“Speed” maybe considered a very important aspect, atleast when it comes to websites. Developers, bloggers, agencies are looking towards static websites over dynamic websites. These apart from offering high speed and security also ensures low cost. The web pages run on the server and do not require complex database. A few of the Static Website Generators are Hugo, Jekyll, Hexo, etc. 

Rails 5

This version was introduced in late June 2016 and is expected to grow by the end of this year. Some of the interesting features like improved Turbolinks and Action Cable can make the web development workflow better. Due to web page reloads apps may tend to be slow. Turbolinks come to rescue in such cases and just reloads the contents of the body from the server rather than refreshing the entire page. To put it in a nutshell, developers can create Single Page like Apps directly from the Rails stacks.

We all receive Push notifications from different companies. These are developed using WebSockets. While most client browsers have started adapting this feature there is still a need for a server to send notifications to subscribers and send signals appropriately. Action Cable is a new way to facilitate the process easily. 

JavaScript in 2017

ES6, Builtin methods, Classes, Closures, Node and Express, Rail, etc are some of the fundamental concepts that developers need to to know. JavaScript’s immense popularity has led to a vibrant ecosystem of technologies, frameworks and libraries. The three advantages of using this are efficiency, safety and cost. Few of the frameworks to look for this year are Angular.js (also called Model-View-Whatever) framework is great for startups and mid-sized companies; REDUX which offers transactional, deterministic state management for the applications; Vue.js that is useful for quick development of cross-platform solutions; Ember.js, Meteor.js, etc are among the others to watch out for! 

Motion UI

Motion UI may be defined as a Sass library for creating CSS transitions and animations. It has a bundle of pre-made effects as CSS classes including transition, effects to hinge, slide, spin, scale and some built-in animations. The updated version has robust transition options, flexible CSS patterns and an animation queuing system.    

These are only a few of the advancements to happen this year and we have to wait and watch this space for more!