Web application development has seen the emergence of many new technologies over the years, and it’s only getting better. The latest trends in web application development include emerging technologies like serverless architecture, microservices architecture, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Here are some of the top web development trends that will help you stay ahead of your competition:
- RESTful Web Services
RESTful web services are the most popular way of developing web apps. RESTful web services are a way of developing web apps that use the HTTP protocol, which means they can be accessed via a browser or other client device.
The main advantage of using REST is scalability—a single RESTful service can handle thousands, even millions of requests per second! This makes them great for high-traffic websites like Netflix or Twitter. Another advantage is maintainability; because all data is stored in one place (the server), it’s easier for developers who work on multiple projects at once without having to keep track of multiple databases with different schemas (the structure used by databases).
- Progressive Web Apps
The term “Progressive Web App” refers to a web application that can be installed and run offline. This is different from traditional web applications, which are typically downloaded once and then run in the browser only.
A PWA has several advantages over other types of apps:
- It works like a native app on Apple’s iOS platform, allowing you to take advantage of all the features that come with it (such as push notifications).
- It has access to background tasks like push notifications, which means your app will still function even if there isn’t an internet connection available.
- IoT APIs
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a network of physical objects, automobiles, household appliances, and other products that are integrated with electronics, software, sensors, and network connection. These objects can connect and exchange data.
- User Interface Advancement
The latest UI technologies are designed to make user interfaces more intuitive and easier to use. These include
- Flat design, which uses shapes that look like paper or fabric rather than the traditional three-dimensional look of other interface elements (such as buttons). Flat designs also tend to be simpler, using fewer colors and patterns than their 3D counterparts.
- Material design gives each element its unique style through bold colors and flat layouts. Material Design also includes shadows (to give things depth), motion effects (for movement), animations for transitions between screens or pages, etc.
- Serverless Architecture
Serverless architecture is a cloud computing architecture in which the cloud provider runs the infrastructure and operating systems, and you’re responsible for only your application. This shift has been happening for a while now but has recently taken off as more companies are starting to implement it.
- Augmented reality and Virtual Reality Development
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they have very different meanings. AR is a live, real-time view of digital content in the physical world; VR is an illusion that completely isolates its users from their surroundings.
To get a better understanding of how each technology works and what it can do for your business, we’ve put together some handy facts about augmented reality development:
- Microservice Architecture
Microservice architecture is a new approach to building large software systems, in which each microservice (a small application) is developed and maintained separately from other microservices. This allows developers to independently develop, test and deploy individual units of code instead of working on a single monolithic system.
Microservices are also often designed as loosely coupled systems so that their interfaces can change without affecting other services. For example, if you have one service that handles user registration for your site and another service that handles login requests when users log into the site then you could create an API between these two services which would allow them to communicate with each other through RPC calls instead of passing around objects across multiple threads or processes within one huge app (which might be okay if there were no dependencies).
The trends in web application development are fast-moving and constantly evolving. There is no single answer to what the next top trend will be, but we can make an educated guess based on how technology has evolved so far and where it’s likely headed. We hope this list has helped you understand how some of these technologies work, as well as given you some ideas for ways that you might use them in your projects!