The continuous updating of the software development
industry keeps its constant march forward. In 2016, new releases of popular
languages, frameworks and tools give us more power and a change in the way of
our work. It isn’t an easy task to keep record of everything that is new, so we
give you our take on what is important and what you should learn during the
next coming months.
We’ll provide you with articles on various technology
parts you can learn in present time. Here, it goes the first one.
Progressive Web Apps
There was a rise of the concept of Progressive Web App in
2016. It was like web applications that work offline and offer a native,
app-like experience and UI. They can be added to your smart device’s home
screen and can even send you push notifications, bridging the gap with native
mobile apps and the website. We think that in 2017 PWA are going to become even
more important and are well worth investigating.
Right now, almost everyone is talking about bots. From
platforms for running them, to frameworks for building them, the community is
buzzing with activity. Bots are the new mobile apps, and if you hurry up you
can catch the wave while everyone is excited. When the traditional way will be
out, bots will probably take place of some boring role such as automated
customer support. But hey, we can dream!
of Frontend Frameworks
We had an incredible churning of frameworks and tools, in
Until recently, the expectation trend was that the old tools would just be
replaced by the new ones, but this is not what we observed in 2016. Instead, we
saw the popular frameworks exchanging ideas and incorporating the innovations
put forth by newcomers. Now, the features of most of the frameworks are
comparable, so, it won’t matter much which of the major JS frameworks you
“The cloud” is being embraced by Companies and developers
around the world. Cloud computing is a virtualized computer infrastructure that
is available on demand and fully configurable from a control panel. The big
three cloud providers are AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. It has been costing
some extra for services, but thankfully, prices have been falling due to their
ongoing competition, bringing it within the budgets of smaller enterprises and
individual developers. Familiarizing yourself with the cloud workflow would be
a good investment for 2017.
From the last few months, Machine Learning (ML) has
exploded in popularity. It entered into the mainstream with the historic AlphaGo
vs Lee Sedol match in March. The way we interact with our mobile devices, our Smart
computer systems learn from that raw data is revolutionizing. By the looks of
it, ML will be an even bigger factor in 2017.