Web Development Dubai: Coding Tools You Must Have In 2020

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Posted on: Tuesday January 21, 2020

With the starting of 2020, there’s a lot of hype to hear on social media about upcoming technologies and up-gradation in the existing ones. Although you must emphasize on 1 thing only – don’t feel daunted or let yourself get overwhelmed. After a lot of brainstorming analysis we’ve summarized a competitive insight for your convenience. But remember that we are not trying to overwhelm you a lot of available technologies out there. When you get to know something you tend to learn research what it is. However, you must only choose if you want to learn everything in it

Now the primitive goal of this article is to give you brief about with mainstream web development tools available for web developers:

Let’s start by deciding what you want to do? Do you want to work in an organization? Or work as free consultant? Want to develop a product of your own or work as a freelancer?

Tool 1: The Necessities

You don’t need a fancy computer for web development. We are not into computer game development or something like that, so any mid-range laptop or desktop will suffice. Web developers can use Windows 10, macOS, and Linux for media servers. For editing VS Code is sufficient whereas Chrome and its built-in dev tools for browser-based debugging. Firefox is also a viable alternative which has come a long way. Just start with standard HTML and CSS, with the learning of newer CSS tools like Grid and Flexbox. It’s also recommended to have a deep understanding of responsive web designing since its necessary that every created project must have good look and complete usability on every device. Don’t rely much on CSS frameworks like Bootstrap; instead, build your own modular CSS components that can be used again throughout the project. Tailwind is another framework that’s a bit different from other existing CSS frameworks. Majorly focused on “utility classes” which easily to combine for getting a desired design. In easy words get good with JavaScript’s.

Tool 2: Practical Learning

Even the best developers in web development company in UAE emphasize the need for practical learning, which is a good way to learn faster without getting embroiled in tools. Learning DevOps and AWS is not required for a developing small website. Managed hosting like Hostgator or InMotion is appropriate for deploying a website in a browser. For upcoming developers, it’s important to work like a basic front end developer which helps develop websites of local businesses like a freelancer. It’s not important to use a front end framework since template rendering can be done without using a front end framework. Those ready for aggressive front end frameworks can explore React, Vue, and Angular and figure out which one is the best. Growing popularity of server-side rendering tools like Next.js (for React) and Nuxt.js ( Vue option) has made the creation of complicated routing files unnecessary. Instead, you can just put the files in the directory you want them to be in.

Tool 3: Back End/Front End Development & Web Servers

Node.js should be preferred for server-side development due to its speed and availability of JavaScript for both front and back end. We would also recommend the “LearningExpress” Library since it’s the most popular and gives you ample freedom to craft things in your desired ways. Python has two awesome frameworks whereas Django is a full-featured framework and Flask is minimalistic. PHP is a great language with simplicity to deploy anywhere and a great platform for freelancers who requires to get stuff out quickly. Also if you look at Laravel code it’s very elegant.

GraphQL is an alternative to REST for APIs, that’s big enough to stay and more than just a trend. Further moving to CMS’s (Content Management Systems) as they get to evolve into an option where they can be used as back end for coding your front end. Its useful for the freelancer to create their blog posts and similar stuff using WordPress, which is still very popular. For web servers, NGINX is less complicated than Apache and can be used extensively at freeCodeCamp.

For mobile app development, we strongly recommend the Flutter framework, using Dart, which is a more obscure language and positioned between Java and JavaScript. Another good choice for mobile app development is React Native, which can be easily understood if you know React. Here Progressive Web Apps is a considerable option because of the relative ease in development process and attractive user experience. Similarly for building desktop applications using JavaScript, must go for Electron which has been used to create functional desktop apps like VS Code and Discord.

Tool 4: Machine Learning and Web Assembly

A trend that’s been here to stay long is “Machine Learning”. And yes, it can be used for machine learning in JavaScript’s too. Python is most suitable for Machine Learning and if you are working on JavaScript then TensorFlow.js is appropriate, whereas Brain.js is good for creating neural networks. The concept of Web Assembly is in the early stages and expected to grow more this year. Till now, JavaScripts has been used to manipulate DOM and run calculations in web pages but it has some limitations in terms of speed. Languages like C or C++ are much faster than JavaScript. Web Assembly is a low-level byte code that’s efficient, fast and easy to be executed by any browser. Rust is a much easier language option that can be used with WebAssembly (apart from C and C++). But it’s important to note that WebAssembly requires learning of JavaScript’s which allows utilization of really fast low-level languages like C++ in web apps, but with lot more capabilities – like video editing and next-level video games tools right in the browser.

Conclusion

The more you learn, the easier it will become to adapt and fit all the mentioned technologies together. However, it’s not something to get overwhelmed. Just take one step at a time and continue doing some research to figure out the necessary steps.