Since last many years, web app development or website development has been on the rise. Nowadays, there are a plethora of new technologies in web development that make web app developers quite confused about choosing the right technology to develop a business website.

Whenever a new technology comes in market, it makes the businesses to rethink website development strategy. For that, web app developers always need to be updated constantly with the latest technologies related to web development. Because latest technologies provide both users and developers with better functionalities and features.

In this post, we will discuss some web app development technologies that will rule in the year 2018.

 1. Materialize CSS

Materialize CSS is a development framework which is a mixture of Javascript and CSS. It is an open source development framework which works on user experience by merging simple and clean flat design in a real world using the motion to create a gap between web designing and the real world.

This framework looks at each individual element of a website. While there are some components which are not great as Bootstrap. However, it provides components which Bootstrap does not like Toast and Parallax.

It is compatible with all modern day web browsers and it takes care of custom components, transition, basic styling, and animation to provide a better user experience.

2. PHP 7 and Above

PHP 7 is one of the most favorite technologies of various both businesses and web app developers. It is both free and simple to use and also works great with the content management system.

PHP 7 is scalable, flexible, offers various extensions and add-on services. In addition, PHP 7 provides various development frameworks and provides support for both open source databases and database management systems.

WordPress which powers 27% of content management websites uses PHP technology. According to Statista, 83% websites are created using PHP 7 and above technology.

3. SSL and HTTPS

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) are cryptographic protocols which are secured through Transfer Layer Secure (TLS) by using three layer protection:

– Transferred data would be encrypted.

– Data cannot be modified or corrupted with detection when being transferred.

– Data can be authenticated to prove users are using the intended website.

HTTPS gives the upper hand in terms of security & Google SEO ranking when compared to HTTP. In the next coming years, HTTPS is going to dominate because Google prefers the websites which are more secure.

According to Statista, 43% percent websites are using HTTPS instead of HTTP.


WPCLI is a set of commands which can be accessed by the admin. In this developers have to send the commands to the admin and admin can access thereafter without any need to use the web browser. The good thing about WPCLI is that developers don’t have to use multiple commands for handing over the control to the admin.

It is possible by typing single command.

5. NPM

Node Package Manager (NPM) is a package for Javascript runtime environment Node.JS by default. It is a library which allows developers to add packages and reuse it whenever they want to. Plus, Node.JS installation is simple with the help of NPM. Once you are depending on the code from any other developers, NPM makes it pretty easy to check if they have made an update to it and to download those when they are made.

6. Javascript

Javascript is one of the trending development frameworks which is very easy to use and is a very user-friendly language. There are many development frameworks in Javascript like Angular, React, and Node. Angular.JS can be used for better user interface. Whereas, Node.JS can be used for making communication faster between the website and the user. Node.JS also enhances real-time interaction between the website and the user.

7. WordPress 4.9

WordPress 4.9 is the second major release of the year 2017. With this latest version, it will bring plugins, the theme of code editing, and theme management and provides user-friendly ways for customizing the website. It will provide managing themes, plugins, the theme for editing codes, and use methods to change the website. Other features in WordPress will be added later in the year.