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Title: Top 10 Front End Development Technologies to Focus in 2018

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Top 10 Front End Development Technologies to
Focus in 2018
In the fast changing tech world, keeping up with
the pace becomes a daunting task for businesses
and web development experts as well. Every year,
you are greeted with new tools making the older
ones obsolete at times.
Front end development is an important part of
website development and it has come a long way
over the past couple of years. Businesses who
want to create a lasting first impression on
users are focusing more on front end development
in order to enhance the efficiency, interactivity
and overall look and feel of their websites. Our
team of front end developers at Helios Solutions
had performed extensive research to compile a
list of top 10 front end development tools which
you need to watch out in 2018.
1. Angular
This is a JavaScript framework by Google and is
considered one of the best front end development
technologies for years. The Angular team is
coming out with latest and improved versions of
the framework frequently, thus making it an
establish name in the web development
industry. Angular has support from a large
developer community and has 580,404 stars on
Github. Last year, i.e. in 2017, Angular released
its 5th version lately the launch of Angular 6
is expected in this month, i.e., March 2018.
  • Here are few key features and advantages of
    Angular 5
  • Renders development of progressive web apps
  • Material design components are compatible with
    server-side rendering.
  • It comes with build optimizer tool which makes
    application lighter and faster by eliminating
    unnecessary runtime code or any other additional
  • Angular Universal State Transfer API and DOM
  • Improved compiler and Typescript.
  • Therefore, if you consider getting your web
    application developed by an AngularJS web
    development company, it would be a wise decision.

2. Vue.js
You can use this JavaScript library for building
web interfaces. You can also combine it with some
other tools to build a framework.
Currently, Vue.js is leading the race of
front-end development tools and boasts of 84,364
Github stars.
  • Released in 2013, it has shown tremendous
    progress over the last five years. Lets put a
    glance on its benefits
  • It is fresh and comes with little baggage.
  • It is lightweight and easy to learn.
  • The absence of pedigree is its greatest strength.
  • It took lessons from the mistakes and successes
    of React and Angular.

3. Ionic 2
If you are wondering why we are discussing Ionic
2, a tool meant for developing cross-platform
mobile apps, while we are talking about front end
development tools! Then, you must know that Ionic
2 is a great front end development tool too and
can build web optimized as well as native apps.
  • Here are few benefits of Ionic 2
  • It is a free and open source tool.
  • It has one code base for all the platforms.
  • There are plenty of plugins available for this
  • It has built-in push notifications.
  • It is coded in Angular.

4. NPM
Npm is the node package manager for JavaScript
and it enables you to discover packages of
reusable code and also assemble them in
substantial new ways. It has 15,448 stars on
Github and is one of the most used front end
technologies. It is also used as a command-line
utility in order to interact with a repository
that helps in the package.
  • Heres some of its noteworthy features and
  • It is the largest software registry in the world
    with 475,000 free, reusable code packages.
  • It allows you to manage public and private code
    within the same workflow.
  • Lets you publish and control access to namespace.

5. ExtJS
This is a powerful JavaScript framework mostly
used for developing complex, dynamic and
cross-platform web applications. With businesses
moving applications to the web every day, this
framework can help you speed up your development
process and stay relevant in the industry.
  • Our Ext JS experts love this framework owing to
    the following advantages
  • Enable you to build data-intensive cross-platform
  • It is highly customizable hence you can have the
    desired features and widgets in your app.
  • It is an object-oriented framework that allows

If you want to build a data-driven business app
that works seamlessly across various platforms,
then we would recommend you to collaborate with
an Ext JS web development company.
6. TypeScript
It is an open-source front end scripting language
developed as well as maintained by Microsoft. It
is a superset of JavaScript and adds optional
static typing. 
  • Here are some of the amazing features of this
    programming language leading to its popularity
  • It supports other JavaScript libraries.
  • You can use this language in any environment
    wherein JavaScript can be run.
  • It is portable across devices, operating systems
    and browsers as well.

7. jQuery
It is a small, fast and feature-rich JavaScript
library which has altered the way millions of
developers write JavaScript. It uses CSS syntax
and hence it is easy to learn for designers. It
is also known as JavaScript for designers.
  • Following are some amazing features of jQuery
    that make it so popular
  • It has a lightweight footprint when compared to
    other JS frameworks.
  • The availability of plugins for various
    functionalities is high.
  • It is versatile as well as extensible.

8. Ember.JS
It is an open-source JS framework designed for
building single-page client-side web
applications. It has lightweight sensibilities
and uses Model-View-Controller (MVC)
pattern. Ember was founded in 2007 as SproutCore.
Facebook acquired it in 2011 and changed the
moniker to Ember. You can find that concepts from
native frameworks, for instance, Apples Cocoa
are integrated in this framework. With an
URL-driven approach for structuring applications,
Ember is most suitable for building scalable web
applications. It also provides universal data
binding and also avoids dirty checking. 
9. Backbone
This JavaScript library offers web app
development models with custom events as well as
key-value binding. It comes with a RESTful JSON
interface and it is based on model-view-presenter
design pattern. Lets put a glance on its rich
features that has enabled it to score 27,006
stars on Github
  • It helps you create single-page applications.
  • It allows you to separate business and user
    interface logic.
  • It enables you to write simple, systematic as
    well as organized code.
  • Besides client-side web applications, it also
    allows you to create mobile applications.

10. Meteor
This is a full-stack JavaScript framework and a
highly popular front end development tool. It is
build up from a group of libraries and packages
making it a most sought-after tool for building
prototype applications. No wonder, it has 39,265
stars on Github.
  • Lets take a look at its amazing benefits
  • It helps you to develop applications efficiently.
  • It contains front end libraries and Node.js based
    server, out-of-the-box.
  • It facilitates faster development of your
  • It comes with MongoDB and Minimongo databases.
  • Equipped with live reloading feature it permits
    refreshing the required DOM elements only.

Conclusion The web technology space is highly
volatile and in order to stay competitive and
relevant you would need to keep pace with the
popular technologies. Want to outsource web app
development project? Get in touch with our web
developers for an informed and cost-effective
investment. Which front end technology is your
personal favourite? Please be the first to
initiate a conversation by leaving your comments
below we would love to hear from you.
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