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Practically all the websites on the Internet are seeking to deliver some interactive experience to a user, whether it’s to inform, educate, or entertain.
The volume and complexity of content delivery is a non-stop fluid process, going along with the evolution of hardware and software, architectural approaches, and even the type of management inside the teams of web developers.
So, let’s top off at least 5 web dev tendencies of the current year to form the preliminary vision of what is going to come.
The PWA (progressive web application) concept mostly applies to open web technologies, so it’s far from revolutionary. This approach enables users to gain app-like experience with the help of some above-board features:
- Service worker
- Application Shell
- Web App Manifest
- Push Notifications
Read for more details: Progressive Web App Development: Changing the Course
In other words, a PWA illustrates the level of performance of a native app, but without the need to go somewhere beyond your browser.
This approach can easily be considered as a standard of the present decade.
It’s not surprising, as being compatible, cross-platform, and highly reusable is vital for a web product these days.
Application programming interfaces (APIs) are called ‘first-class citizens’ (sounds a little cringy but anyway, let’s get back to the story:), since the process of development derives from the product’s future API in the first place.
Further reading: What is an API-first Approach?
Such an approach makes any product highly interactive with all of the most used systems, and ultimately ‒ a wider range of users.
Another good example of a worthy collaboration of technologies. When the responsibilities are clearly shared, it becomes easier for each component to carry out its part of the functionality.
The popularity of JAMstack is only rising, as it eases the developer experience, improves performance, and undoubtedly increases cost-effectiveness.
Cloud platforms can be regarded as a game-changer of a kind.
The perspective of deploying and maintaining your service on the infrastructure that you’re not responsible for is too tempting not to become the annual trend.
Related reading: Cloud Computing Stack and Its Advantages for Businesses
This approach may be more costly for some big-volume projects, but the benefits of higher security, stability, and speed are adding balance to the scale.
Global cloud providers like Amazon or Google will gladly assist with any scale of computing power and storage for the needs of your projects. And the reputation of such companies will assure you that your data is in safety and under control.
WebAssembly or Wasm is a pre-compiled binary instruction set in a virtual machine of a browser, introduced in 2017, is still far from fading into obscurity.
This tool allows a huge variety of languages to be interpreted by your browser without installing separate plugins or any other third-party products.
Consumers get a product that operates with a close-to-native speed, and web developers gain more freedom with a wider variety of programming languages, to begin with.
The range of use cases is wide:
- Audio/video encoding
- Real-time data visualization
- Rendering of 3D objects
- Real-time physics simulation; and many more.
Surely, the functionality and the application of such a tool will only continue to expand and open new opportunities for everyone in the field.
To sum up
If you’d like to know more details and check out 4 extra points in the top 9 list, don’t waste the moment and read the full article: Top 9 Trends to Help You Spin Your Web in 2022.
Also, keep in mind that Vilmate provides a wide range of web development services with several time-tested tech stacks: PHP, React, Python, MEAN stack, .NET.
And the last thing — never forget to stay on the ball!