List of Web Development Trends in 2022

Web development continues to advance over the years. New trends emerge every passing minute.

Below is a list of Web Development Trends in 2022.

Javascript

People are going away from tight integration of server-side code for generating HTML. HTML is generated right on the browser with javascript.

JQuery

It is interesting to see how legacy code is handled. MV* frameworks like Reactjs, Angular, Backbone, Ember, Knockout, etc are popular. I believe they are difficult to begin with when compared to JQuery but guarantee peace of mind in later phases when requirement change cycles and debugging phases begin.

ES6

Component-based and class-like javascript are providing a new paradigm to the way we see front-end development.

Offline feature

We are already seeing a boost in push notifications sent by web applications. It is made possible because of the service workers running inside browsers. Same Service workers can be used to present your webpage when there is no Internet at the user end. It is a proxy server that sits in the browser and captures the request and responds with cached data.

Decreasing use of Mysql

With huge data being thrown at their doorsteps, companies are finding MySQL limiting in the way it expands. They already started looking for NoSQL options like Mongo, Cassandra, and HBase etc. They seem to have experimented with NoSQL tools and are seeking more soothing experiences in this domain. This goes to exploring Hadoop and Apache Spark world.

Caching

There was a time we were satisfied with Memcache caching our keys. Today, we are not satisfied with Redis giving us the functionality of data structure storage and failover support. Our needs are beyond this. Today, we are experimenting with Riak, Aerospike etc.

Docker

It is amazing to see that the server environment is now portable. We are today comfortable with git and have long forgotten the agony of svn. It seems so easy to branch out for new changes, revert to previous commits, pull someone’s changes. Imagine us being comfortable with such tasks when it comes to handling system environments across development machines, QA servers, and all the way to production servers. Blows my mind!

Auto Optimizing HTML

We can cache our HTTP response on a proxy server like varnish. It can be done for both static and dynamic pages. It dramatically boosts the response time. There are other tools that kinda automate the optimizations effort like modpagespeed for apache. There are also 3rd party tools like Incapsula, Cloudflare that optimize our HTML.

API’s criss cross world

On one hand, front-end and server-end development are considered as separate entities that only communicate via APIs. On the other hand, server-side programming is separated into discrete programs that communicate with one another via APIs. It’s similar to a network of APIs that run in a certain order to generate the final webpage. It enables an ever-scaling development approach for web apps while also allowing the underlying technology to be chosen at will. We will be using tools to monitor and analyze this model.

Eye on Google I/O

Android developers are fully excited about the google I/O event. Now, web developers are also excited to hear about the advancements. This wave touched every web developer.

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