Top 5 Javascript trends in 2019

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Javascript is evolving fast and a lot of its changes help developers in their work process and let them achieve desired results quicker. Javascript is the main trendsetter in front end development industry and that makes frameworks evolve too as each one of them wants to be the first and most popular one, especially with the growing popularity of Vue and React Angular had to strike back.

If you are also a web development company that mainly offers projects based on frontend development technologies it is important to watch out for this sort of trends as it may give you an advantage and can help you differ from your opponents. So let’s see what 2019 has prepared for javascript.

#1 Angular JS to Angular7

Angular JS was created by a team of developers at Google in 2010 and then in 2016 the same team decided to completely rewrite it. That’s how Angular 2 appeared on the market. After that every six months Google comes up with the new version of Angular with added features and improvements.

Angular uses HTML templates to compose components and that makes it easier for beginners to get started with.  Angular 7 can simply be distinguished from Angular JS by such features:

  • it warns you when the app exceeds 2 MB
  • it automatically adds and deletes the reflect metadata polyfill
  • Angular Elements components support content projection through slots
  • CLI documentation is now kept in the main Angular.io docs
  • new modules organization (418)

So if you are still working on AngularJS it is a perfect  time to choose Angular 7 instead. It has a smooth code integration, it gets more convenient with time and each upgrade brings new and useful features that might bring your next project to another level. And if you don’t know how to upgrade to the next version of Angular   you can read our article on how to do that in a few simple steps.

#2 ReactJS

Unlike Angular, React is a result of work of the Facebook team. It is a Javascript library aimed mainly to create user interfaces, it is perfect for big web apps and you can easily use data and add changes without needing to reload a page. React makes the development of interactive user interfaces much simpler. Its popularity is constantly growing, so if you are going to use it   get ready to join a huge community of React fans.

#3 Vue.js

There are a lot of debates on which framework to choose: Angular or React (the answer is hidden here), and sometimes Vue is added to the debate. Some may argue that Vue is not as popular as Angular or React, but is it strongly fighting for its place under the sun and is confidently gaining popularity with each year. Vue.js is a Javascript library designed to build web interfaces.

Why this framework is becoming more popular? At first, it is very simple to use, it is modern, new and clean. Secondly, having taken into account the paths of React and Angular, Vue could avoid their mistakes and copy the models of their success.  Apart from that and being easy to learn, it has even more great features to convince you:

  • an open-source product
  • stable API
  • Proxy support
  • supports SVG animations
  • Nuxt tool for module replacement

#4 Next.js

Next.js is a lightweight framework for static and server-rendered JavaScript applications. What it does is that it makes the implementation process of the applications more simple. It can be used with React to get more efficient result, by doing so you can use React main features along with simple tools, routing and code division.

Next.js main goal is to help Javascript run comprehensively on all types of devices: mobile, computers or servers. The framework helps to develop an app that is shown on server with a minimum learning curve and code. It works great with React, so if you would like to create strong universal apps it is definitely worth learning Next.js in the following year.

#5 GraphQL

As it is written on their site, GraphQL is a query language for your API, and a server-side runtime for executing queries by using a type system you define for your data. GraphQL isn’t tied to any specific database or storage engine and is instead backed by your existing code and data. To put it simply it helps developers to make more precise requests from the server and bundle them in an easy way.

GraphQL is often thought to be the replacement for the REST APIs, although they are not the actually competitors as they both are equally good for all types of apps. GraphQL is integrated with React framework which is useful in 2018 and definitely will be appreciated in 2019.

What’s next?

 

To sum up, we have shared the main trends in Javascript for 2019 and now you know which frontend development news will rule our community next year and how to keep up with them in your working process.  

It is no surprise that Javascript is rapidly transforming and there are even more changes to come the following year. We may not know about all of them so far but at least we can keep all the fellow frontend developers updated about the news and trends available now. So keep your eyes peeled, with more news to come we will inform you about all the changes that are essential, let’s master our skills together and share the knowledge we gain.

And if you would like these technologies to be used in your future projects — we are always happy to hear your ideas and discuss any details that are important, just message us at info@ava.codes and we will be happy to talk 🙂

 

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