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
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.
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.