The Future of Programming

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The Future of Programming
Srdjan Kali

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Srdjan Kali

Jan 26, 2018

Trends that await us in 2018.

We do not have a magical ball and we do not look at the charts, but in this text, we are dealing with the prophecy of the future. In doing so, we do not mean how this world in which we live will look in 10 or 50 years, but also how we think that a world network called the Internet will look in the future.

Will the websites look like today, which applications will be used more, whether new programming languages are expected, and what trends in programming will remain present in 2018, and which in the year ahead can make a complete reversal? We are looking for answers to such questions here, then we highlight the facts, we are considering new opportunities and we anticipate.

We anticipate the future of programming.

Now and here.

ACTUAL TRENDS FOR THE 2018 YEAR

Progressive web applications, static websites, the development of the JavaScript programming language, and the Angular framework within it, as well as the increasing use of Laravel support for the PHP language, are just some of the trends that are already recognizable and which we think will be extremely important in the coming years.

Based on personal experience of the developers themselves, as well as research carried out by a number of worldwide programming specialists, we have prepared for you a list of the most important trends that we firmly believe will be an integral part of programming in the future and will mark 2018 as well as years which will follow.

PROGRESSIVE WEB APPLICATIONS: WHAT ARE AND WHAT IS USED FOR?

More and more companies in the world use so-called Progressive Web Apps (PWA), with very positive results. We will now consider some of the basic reasons why PWA is becoming more and more popular and because of that, they have strong prospects to become one of the most important trends in 2018.

Unlike mobile applications, progressive web applications are created as web pages, but with the goal of looking like an application and working well on mobile devices. Speed and smooth operation both in offline mode are one of the greatest benefits of these applications.

When Twitter and Google launched the Accelerated Mobile Pages project in 2016 to address the problem of slow loading of web pages on mobile devices, they did not even imagine that the progressive web applications that first appeared only The year before, they managed to overcome everything for which Tweeter and Google advocated. And not only that but also to provide flawless work in the event of a poor internet connection, even when there is no internet available.

WHY ARE PROGRESSIVE WEB APPLICATIONS IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE OF PROGRAMMING?

Given that the cost of developing a mobile application can be several times higher than website design, accessibility is one of the key items that support progressive web applications over mobile applications.
On the other hand, PWAs are designed to include some of the main features of mobile applications, which only adds value to users.

Progressive web applications, therefore, can also use:

    - Push notification
    - Full-Screen View
    - Smooth operation without an internet connection.

For now, however, the use of progressive web applications is not yet possible:

    - Fully open access to various sensors in mobile devices
    - Use the alarm
    - Access the phone book on your mobile phone
    - Edit system settings.

The two most important components of progressive web applications are the so-called app manifest and the service worker. The manifest is actually a file that defines the launch of the application, its operation in the web browsers, as well as its own functioning and everything related to it, while the workstation is coded in the JavaScript programming language and functions as a proxy server open for further programming and responsible for linking and replying applications to the requests it receives on the Internet. The station is encrypted to store cache memory, including all HTTPS data, allowing it to process the application's response without the extra code intended for it.

One thing is certain, today everything is happening so fast that when writing code, programmers often do not come to think about whether their design will work for five years because it is important to work smoothly at a given moment. If we add to this the fact that Internet users are getting more and more demanding, it's clear that it's a difficult task for web designers and developers - their creations should be functional, useful, and ready to work in a very short time. Nevertheless, of course, they should be quick and efficient.

Fortunately, numerous tools, languages, applications, programs, and program frameworks in which developers work are developed at the same speed.

As key terms, when it comes to programming trends that will be actual in 2018, and certainly in the coming years, simplicity, speed, and efficiency in the use of programming languages, as well as in the user interface, are highlighted, and in particular, the account is taken of what better customer experience. In all this, we conclude, the leading progressive web applications that will definitely mark the future of programming.

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