From static websites to dynamic SPAs, frontend of applications has come a long way. Likewise, developers no more have to write long lines of code repeatedly to create mobile apps for multiple platforms. And in this progression of frontend development, tools, libraries, and frameworks have been the game changer.
Here is a list of such sort-after tools and frameworks that have been making a difference to the development cycle by saving cost, time, and ensuring scalability. This list of frontend development tools is the best of 2018 that can promise effortless web and mobile app development.
For Web Development:
VueJS is the brainchild of Evan You, an ex-Google employee. The frontend development framework for web is known and appreciated for fast virtual DOM, reusable components, and all that with a basic technical know-how of HTML, CSS, and JS.
EmberJS, originally called the SproutCore MVC Framework is based on MVC design pattern. The framework has a huge repository of plugins, templating engine, Command-Line Interface (CLI) to support seamless web application development.
For Mobile Development:
Cross Platform Native Frameworks:
7. React Native
Flutter is an open-source mobile application development framework, created by Google. It is used to develop applications for Android and iOS using Dart as the core programming language. Native UI, performance, and faster development with hot reloading are some of the benefits tagged with Flutter.
Xamarin by Microsoft has a set of tools for Android, iOS, and Windows development. Using C# as core language for development, native mobile apps are can be built with single shared .NET code base. Apps built using Xamarin leverage platform-specific hardware acceleration, and are compiled for native performance. This can’t be achieved with solutions that interpret code at runtime.
11. Appcelerator Titanium
13. OnSen UI
14. Apache Cordova
Framework7 gives the opportunity to create hybrid mobile apps, using web technologies- HTML, CSS, and JS. The framework comes built-in UI elements and widgets like list views, side panels, pop up, modals, popover, form elements etc. to accelerate app development cycle.