Top Front-End Development Trends in 2021
The State of JS in its recent report ranked React the second most satisfying, interesting, and used framework. Though, it doesn’t mean that React is losing its position. The same report claims that 64.8% of respondents will use this framework in their front-end development, and 19.1% are interested in adding it to their tech stack.
It’s expected that 2021 will be a good year for React as its npm package downloads reached the mark of 10 million in April, making 5 times more than AngularJS.
There are 15% of front-end developers who actively use Svelve in their app development. The main advantages they mention that make Svelve so special are:
- fast and lean web app development;
- compact syntax;
- simple code splitting, and other features.
In September 2020 Vue.js had its third release with:
- great improvements in its performance due to its ‘compiler-informed virtual DOM’;
- a Composition API which alleviates work with large-scale projects;
- smaller bundle sizes and layered modules;
- TypeScript integration and improved support, and other features.
Vue.js creators spent 2 years building Vue.js 3.0 features before its stable release in 2020. There were more than 100 contributors, over 30 RFCs, 600 pull requests, and more than 2600 commits to the Vue.js 3.0 repository. In 2021, software developers continue testing Vue.js 3.0 new version. At the same time, older Vue.js version 2.7 will become LTS with a 1.5 years maintenance.
Why is Vue.js so special and how can it benefit your app development? Let’s have a closer look at some Vue.js features which make it a popular choice among software developers:
- utilizes a virtual DOM which makes content and page rendering faster;
- includes reusable UI components for quick web applications development and their simple maintenance;
- one-way data binding that accelerates and facilitates a data flow between components;
- supports third-party libraries for JS dependency injection (Vue Injector) for better code reusability and fewer coding errors;
- compact size and lightness in comparison to other frameworks, e.g. AngularJS;
Here are the frameworks and libraries to watch for in 2021.
- Next.js is a front-end framework based on React. The main Next.js advantage is that it offers hot code reloading, automated code-splitting and routing, server-side rendering, and SEO management functionality. It’s super fast and provides a great user experience by rendering pages on the server side and performing static site generation.
- VuePress is a static site generator that runs on Vue.js. This minimalistic but powerful framework generates static HTML code for each page which runs as SPA after this page loads.
- LitElement – simple and light library that allows sharing components between frameworks and projects and creating a UI design system.
- Vue Injector – an open-source dependency injection library created specially for Vue.js. It helps software developers to conveniently transfer data, create a service and a service factory, implement an event bus in their codes, and much more. It allows creating flexible and robust apps.