March 4, 2020 Last updated March 16th, 2020 236 Reads share

What Are the Latest Trends in Full-Stack Web Development?

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Are you planning to build a full-stack web application or already in the middle of developing one? Then you would not like to miss the latest trends and changing standards surrounding full-stack web development. So let’s jump on to the latest full-stack currents through this blog.

Full-stack web development has been gaining significant traction since the last few years, thanks to its comprehensive nature. Moreover, the evolution of technologies, such as JavaScript, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality, has also influenced this industry big time, which in turn, has been consistently changing the web development trends and standards.    

Considering that, it’s only wise for a developer to be on top of everything that’s happening in this arena. But before we get there, let’s understand what full-stack web development actually is. 

What is Full-Stack Web Development?

Like software, the world of web development experiences quick changes on a regular basis due to the introduction of new technologies. While it is a great thing, hiring an expert for each technology isn’t a feasible option for software companies considering the cost and management constraints. That’s when full-stack web development (or should we say full-stack web developers) comes to their rescue. 

Full-stack web development refers to building a web application’s front end as well as back end. That means a full-stack web developer would not only take care of the website or web app’s user-centric part but also handle its server-side development, including database, coding, and debugging, with equal expertise. 

In simple terms, we can say that they have an all-inclusive web skillset to get your product up and running.

Full-Stack Web Development Trends

The following is the list of the most recent trends that are shaping up full-stack web development:  

  • JavaScript Technology

JavaScript needs no introduction as the language has been around for about 24 years now and is still as popular and developing. What’s fascinating is that it took the numero uno position as the most commonly used programming language for the seventh consecutive time, as per the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019.

Widely referred to as the JS technology, JavaScript has played a major role in strengthening the full-stack web development concept. The technology has grown steadily year after year to offer numerous libraries, designs, and frameworks that can power the web app’s backend and frontend effectively. 

No wonder the technology is loved by the full-stack developers as it provides them with much-needed flexibility. With some of its notable libraries and frameworks, like Angular and React, JavaScript Technology is considered as a top full-stack development trend in 2020 and even in the future.

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) 

Artificial Intelligence or AI has transformed plenty of industries with its ever-evolving technology. Full-stack web development is one of them. As the name suggests, AI is a continually evolving technology that renders human-like intelligence to software or machines to accomplish various tasks. 

As per tech experts, AI has and is predicted to stay as a prime trend as far as full-stack web development is concerned. Especially in e-commerce, retail sales, as well as SaaS domains. 

Take an example of chatbots. There are many companies across the world that rely on chatbots now for quickly responding to customer queries in a human manner via both texts and voice. While that makes customers feel valued, it greatly helps in increasing consumer engagement for the businesses. It’s also predicted that chatbots would handle more than 85% of consumer interactions in the next couple of years, reducing the cost by more than 50%. 

  • Progressive Web Applications (PWA)

A fast-growing trend, the Progressive Web Applications (PWA) are nothing but websites that provide the look and feel of mobile applications right in our browsers. They are efficient, lightweight, faster to load, and mobile-friendly. These types of apps can work perfectly well as a native web app and a native mobile app since they can adapt to the screen size effortlessly. That’s one of the reasons they’re gaining popularity among the full-stack web developers of late.  

Through PWA, developers can also offer users to view the web app offline. That increases user engagement to a great extent. At the same time, developing a PWA pack in relatively lower development costs with improved performance and user experience. For instance, Flipkart Lite and Twitter Lite are Flipkart and Twitter’s PWA, respectively. 

  • Blockchain Technology

The technology of blockchain has been integrated across business verticals, thanks to its unparalleled security mechanism, transparency, and decentralized nature. It doesn’t allow modification of data and takes third-party involvement out of the picture. 

Realizing its potential, the full-stack web developers have also turned to this technology for addressing the security issues that websites/web apps tend to face. Moreover, it can also be utilized in financial transactions, online shopping, and digital certificates to name a few.

The blockchain technology is already being used widely by finance, cryptocurrency, healthcare, food supply chain, government, and banking sectors and experts say that blockchain’s use cases are only going to grow with time. 

  • Data Security

Apart from the trends that make the web app run efficiently, data security is another emerging trend of full-stack web development that’s here to stay. After all, with the advancing technologies, hackers are finding newer ways to conduct security infringements. Keeping that in mind, developers are relying on the latest technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, to secure the personal, sensitive data of users. 

Other than that, the emerging trend of data security has given rise to incorporating data encryption, web monitoring, and testing practices in the web development process. Furthermore, the developers are also emphasizing the importance of using only trusted third-party services to protect web apps from potential threats. 

Final Thoughts 

Full-stack web development, like any other software development area, witnesses a constant breeze of change. Therefore, anyone who wants to be on top of their game has to embrace it. What we saw above are the latest full-stack web development trends that are going to stay for the next few years. If you’re yet not into it, it’s high time to familiarize yourself with these updates. 

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varsha solanki

varsha solanki

Varsha Solanki is a Digital Marketing Strategist at Space-O Canada, a Software development company. She has 3 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. She spends her time reading about new trends in Digital Marketing and the latest technologies.

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