Web Application Development: Expected Trends & Technologies For 2020
Web application development is an area of the IT industry that constantly evolves, along with the advancement technologies and tools for web development. As a result, web developers – in order to do their jobs efficiently – will need to continuously keep up-to-date with the new trends and technologies introduced in the market.
In this article, let’s examine the technologies and trends that are expected to become popular for web app development in 2020.
When it comes to web app development, there are a wide range of programming languages to choose from. Generally speaking, any web developer doesn’t have to keep up and know all the popular programming language out there. However, there are quite a few that they should focus on. Such as:
- Python: is gradually catching up and becoming an established programming language for web development. According to a survey by stackoverflow in 2019, Python ranks 2nd place in the list of most loved programming languages. In addition to web app development, Python is especially loved by start-ups for developing the projects which require AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning).
- Java and C#: both have been around for quite a long time but still remain popular nowadays.
- Golang: is an open-source programming language and backed by Google. Golang is increasingly becoming popular web developers.
Single Page Applications (SPA)
In our previous blog post, we mentioned that SPA was going to be a prominent technology trend in 2019. And in the year 2020, we expect SPA to remains among the popular technologies trends that enterprises and other business organizations adopt for their web app development requirements.
Gmail.com is a great example of SPA where users can check their inbox and compose new email in one single page, without having to browse back and forth. SPA provides an enhanced web browsing experience for customers, reducing interruption to the minimum and work seamlessly across devices and operating systems.
Rewind on the web technologies of 2019 by reading about: “The Top Web Technologies Trends for 2019”
Chatbots and voice search
Chatbots have been gaining steam in the recent years as more and more business organizations start using them partially as an alternative for customer services, together with analytics and marketing.
Currently, there are a number ways for developers to integrate chatbot into their web app, including out-of-the-box and custom-built solutions using Machine Learning technology.
In 2020, AI powered chatbots are expected to stay relevant, with better and more personalized experienced provide to consumers that they interacted with.
As emerging technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning have made their ways into web development and play a critical role in providing personalized experience to users, enabling better digital marketing campaigns as well as improving analytics and business intelligence.
Leveraging the large amount of data collected from website visits, along with AI technologies, companies can significantly enhance customer experience when visiting their website, including:
- Provide personalized and relevant recommendations;
- Enhance website navigation and self-services FAQ
In 2020, you do not have to be a strong tech power house like Facebook or Amazon to take advantage of AI. There are a number of solutions provided by Microsoft Azure or Google that allow business organizations to develop their AI projects in-house without requiring a huge sum of investment.
With AI, business organizations can process and analyze the large amount of data collected (specifically from web traffic) in order to find hidden patterns, and understand the behaviors of customers visiting the website, ultimately enhance operations and delivering a perfect web browsing experience to customers.
Web app development continues to be an important aspect when it comes to IT investment from companies. It’s important that both business owners and developers keep up with the newest trends and technologies in order to build robust and innovative product that solve business problems and deliver the required ROI (return-on-investment) as expected.
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