If you are a web developer, you already know that the technological environment is always changing and that you need to keep up with those constant changes to keep moving forward. Just like in any other industry, you have to be aware of any emergent trends and technologies so that you are always ready. To help you stay on top of the latest trends, we have decided to give you a list of the ten web developments you should expect to see in 2020.
1. Artificial Intelligence
Reports suggest that AI will reach close to $4 trillion’s worth of investment by 2022. You should, therefore, take note of the digital transformation strategies that are on the market, especially those that relate to AI. Mobile app developments are used in almost all sectors of our economy, from healthcare to agriculture. AI can also be used to analyze and perceive the behaviors of people who visit your website, and this is the area you need to focus on as a web developer. Pre-built tools such as Microsoft’scognitive services can help you in this regard.
2. Programming Languages
4. Static Website Hosting
Another thing that will blow up in 2020 is the use of Netlify and JAMstack for static website hosting, which is a specific type of hosting that has been popularized over the years. Netlify and JAMstack offer services for webhosting and automation at a very affordable rate. JAMstack also helps websites improve their performance speed, a massive bonus for web developers.
5. Digital Transformation: Adoption of Headless CMS in Place of the Customary CMS
Withthe new option of a headless CMS, you can reap more benefits than you would with older methods. A headless CMSoperates on a content-first delivery strategy. This means that you can use it for a longer time while also incorporating it in multiple platforms with various devicesand creating custom content. Organizations are, therefore, moving away from traditional CMSS. In 2020, you can be sure that headless CMS will become the primary method of delivering content.
It is often the case that, when using your phone to browse, you come across a website that is not aesthetically pleasing. Statistics predict that mobile data may reach 77.5 Exabyte in the next few years, which means that your site must be accessible to mobile users. If you are a web developer, you will need a headless CMS. With this tool, you can develop a digital touchpoint for your website that will make it aesthetically pleasing to users. You can build websites and mobile applications using the language you want, while also using your favorite tools andkeeping the CMS code the same.
7. Single Page Applications (SPA)
SPA refers to web applications or websites that interact with clients who visit the webpage by rewriting the contents instead of loading the current page from a server. This ensures that clients to your webpage are not continuously interrupted when going through consecutive pages. Single-page applications also make navigation through a webpage easier through the use of swirling menus.They are adaptable to any device.
Chatbots are created with AI and omnichannel. They can be used in customer service and other automation processes, especially in areas related to marketing and analytics. It is likely that, due to the increase in mobile applications, chatbots will become a phenomenon in 2020. They are currently in use as virtual assistants in Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri, and since they transform social interactions, they will be used by small and large enterprises alike. They communicate with real people and their continued evolution bonds well with omnichannel.They may use digital touchpoints to enhance consistency when chatting.
9. Progressive Web Applications (PWA)
PWA’s improve ease of application development while also improving the overall user experience. This is because progressive web applications are websites that look and work the same as applications. This allows clients to access information without downloadinga mobile app. Moreover, PWA’s incorporate modern web technology so that users experience app-like features when they are browsing. Since PWA’s can also be used offline, they are gaining widespread popularity.
10. WebAssembly (WASM)