Are JavaScript front-end frameworks really the future? - what is the future 🥳.

Are JavaScript front-end frameworks really the future? - what is the future 🥳.

If you want to go into programming in 2023 as a frontend developer, then you are probably thinking about "what is the best frontend development framework or library to learn" to set up your frontend development career. 

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In this article I've got you covered, I have done extensive research and couple with my experience in the field, I have an explanation why some few JavaScript framework and libraries will stand the test of time.

And what would possibly be the de-facto standard of front-end web development as we dive deeper into these epic years of computer tech.

We have seen overtime HTML and CSS been used rigorously and then JQuery took its place fast forward to 5 years later after JQuery was released in 2006, we saw big frameworks and libraries entering the space in 2011, React and Angular was setting the pace for revolutionary new ways to solve problems with frontend web development.

This took front-end web development to the next level and right now I can tell you that it has been very magnificent, the problems we solved so far.

In summary.

JavaScript frameworks are not really the future of frontend web development, the ideal future of frontend development could be open sourced advanced low code development tool with possible ways for easy customisation and API connection.

 Let's call a duck a "duck".

Looking at the way browser slowly grow and manage legacy versions and implementations to keep the web alive, we can draw a few quick simple conclusions.

Major browsers like Chrome, Safari and Firefox have entirely different JavaScript runtimes managed by their respective vendors Google, apple and Mozilla. 

Cross compatibility issues is also a thing between different browsers and versions of browsers including poor support for interesting new features.

These are set backs of the web that are not going to get fixed any time soon, but there's a space for innovation.

 who is the cheer leader.

React is the cheer leader in the frontend development tool space, followed by a ton of others.

Nothing much is going to change, jobs are mostly going to require React or Angular or JQuery and it will be very hard for best performer to come onboard.

Many developers junior love jsx and React, Vue or Svelte.

"But if we don't make the art work by painting every part ourselves, are we really good at what we do?"

The cheer leader is you if you are good without tools.

In this new year it's better to get your JavaScript skills strong, build a game.

 what really is the future?

The future of frontend development will come with less stress for what we already know how best to solve practically. 

Just like the father's of computers (scientists) who wanted just a quick easy calculating tools, we also would need to focus on solving more advanced aspects of frontend development later on and leave basics to easy tools that can used to get the work done as needed.

Right now there are low level tools picking up the game, like @blazor  for c#, and sycamore  and yew  for rust programming language.

These tools are based on wasm and server side rendering which are cool and more efficient ways to frontend web development.

Rust is a trending programming language due it's the of ability to produce memory safe programs and with fantastic speed, it has gained traction and is used in big companies codebases today, and even found it way to the Linux kernel.

These will be good ways in a few decades, then what comes next? AI or no code tools?

It is clear that no code tools/ low code tools will win this space preferably due to the nature of web development. Which is not a clear work, code needs humans inspection, editing, customisation when needed. 

 What side should you play?

 Learn a frontend framework/library, a Javascript one, because jobs are going to require them, if you prefer rust or c# then you can venture those paths as well.

Make contributions to the community, suggestions, improvements and support.

 But that's not all!

The best frontend development tool for a particular project is determined by factors consisting of performance, ease of use, community size, and reach. React, Angular, Vue.js, Ember.js, Preact, Backbone.js, Semantic-UI, and jQuery are among the top frontend frameworks right now.

While these tools are good for what they meant for, some projects we are on doesn't need them.

And write a suitable system from scratch the would reduce overall complexity and increase visibility of the entire codebase.

I have stopped using these tools since last year and instead I have built a small blazingly fast framework for myself 😇. That I love more than anything on the market.

You can find it on my github 

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