In recent years, a significant increase in the field of web development has been observed. From being a specialized developer (majoring in front-end or back-end) now more and more developers are striving to become a Full-stack developer to meet the ever-increasing demands of the technology world. As ‘full-stack development’ happens to be a vast river of knowledge — too much to swim in — Broad Infinity brings to you five important (though not ultimate) web development trends to look for in 2021.
1. Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)
As majority of the people (specifically youth) spend at least two hours of their day using their mobile phones juggling between different apps, PWAs are coming into picture. PWAs or Progressive Web Apps are basically application-like websites that give you the comforts of using an application in both your mobile phones and computer systems.
PWAs are said to be the future of apps for their versatility as they come with the following set of benefits:
- As PWAs work in both, mobile and desktop formats; they save time, effort and cost needed to build two different programs (website and mobile app) for the same product/service.
- Work even with No-internet connectivity
- Doesn’t require extra space in your mobile phone or bits of internet for upgradation.
- Along with push notification, they are fast, reliable, doesn’t require much storage space and provide myriad of other features.
Among its various frameworks and libraries, some notable ones are Angular, Vue and React.
Apart from these, various frameworks, serverless architecture, usage in IoT development or cloud-based solutions and other features are sufficient to make Node.js a trend of 2021 in web development.
4. Single Page Applications
While browsing different websites, have you ever come across any website having one long scrollable page providing all the required information without going to any other web page? If yes then that’s what we call single page websites or single page applications. However, these websites are not that great for e-commerce but are a very useful source for mobile websites.
5. NoSQL Database
No SQL Database or non-relational databases allow you to store or retrieve unstructured data. As of now, SQL has a large lead over NoSQL but the gap is now closing with the likes of MongoDB, Redis and Cassandra. These databases are no longer the stepchildren of SQL and now owns the prominent place in the database market share.
NoSQL has also become essential or the database of choice for building cloud-native application because of its agility, flexibility and performance. Among many, some of its notable advantages are:
- It is schema-less i.e. doesn’t define any strict data structure
- Dynamic and agile
- Can scale horizontally by adding more servers
- Performs better than its counterparts
To get the best out of web development in 2021, prepare yourself with these 5 web development trends. Others development programs such as Augmented Reality, Motion UI, database management, and server less, too has the potential to rule the web development field in the near future. So what are you waiting for? Join Broad Infinity and lead the world of web development instead of blindly following the trail.