Front-End Web Developments to Watch in 2016
Front-end Web development is always in flux like most aspects of the tech world. The last few years saw a tidal wave of new technologies and platforms roll in, swallowing up older technologies in its wake.
To get a sense of where the field currently stands, what lies ahead, and what is important to consider for the new year, I asked our our front-end Web team a few key questions.
What’s the state of front-end Web development today?
Which front-end Web development technologies are important to pay attention to this year?
“React will continue to gain momentum amongst front-end developers looking for a simple and performant method of DOM manipulation. I also expect we’ll see a resurgence of activity in the Angular community as 2.0 solidifies for release in early 2016.” — Brad Cerasani, Lead Web Designer
What developments can people expect from Angular?
“Angular will likely be talked about a lot in 2016 as version 2.0 nears its official release. Angular has been a widely used MVC all over the Web for a number of years, but v2 has been in extended development and was originally slated to not be backwards compatible. That’s potentially led a lot of people to back off from adopting it in new projects over the past year.” — Arnold
What should front-end Web developers be mindful of this year?
What’s your advice for front-end Web developers?
“Definitely try to avoid going all-in on the latest and greatest (trends of the week). It can become an arms race. Especially for younger developers, the urge is always there to leapfrog to whatever is the hot MVC or platform of the moment, sometimes at the expense of really grounding yourself in the basics.” — Carmony