Learn7 Web Development Trends for 2015

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Chris Winn
writes on August 20, 2015

Chris Winn is a Senior Web Engineer at Creative Market. Creative Market is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world.


Every developer has a collection of tools that are indispensable to getting the job done. In this article, we will take a look at 7 web development frameworks and trends that are set to become even more important in 2015.

1. React

React isn’t new in 2015, but it’s going to keep winning the hearts and minds of engineers. Seeing frameworks like Angular, Ember and Meteor all embrace React means virtual DOM-diffing and unidirectional data flows are a proven pattern.


2. Flux

MVC is here to stay — just not on the client. JavaScript frameworks seem like they’re in a constant state of reinvention. That can be a sign the problem is being solved the wrong way. Flux is simple, easy to work with, and pairs great with React.

3. Microservices

Loosely typed, dynamic languages are great for rapid iteration on the web, but it makes a lot of sense to split off parts of a large project into more focused, smaller applications. Break up your monolithic application with API-driven, modular components.

This article over at the NGINX blog explains the difference between a monolithic architecture and a microservice architecture pattern. In this example, they’re building a new taxi-hailing application intended to compete with Uber and Hailo.

4. Not jQuery

jQuery has been the most important, impactful library in web development for the past decade, but manual DOM manipulation is on the way out. Instead, think about user interactions, data state, and components — then have something like React manage the rest for you.

Check out this example of a sidebar component built with React, CSS transitions and SVG path animations.

5. Server side JSX

Node and JSX fit together naturally thanks to V8, but for teams not heavily invested in the Node ecosystem, we think there is room for interfaces between V8 and other languages.


6. PHP

We’re biased on this one, but PHP is due for another good year. For all its shortcomings, PHP still gets things right when it comes to the fast feedback loop necessary for the web development. And the tooling is only getting better.

7. Go

While we’re just getting our feet wet, we love Go at Creative Market. It feels simpler and safer than C and can pick up the slack where PHP falls short.





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37 Responses to “7 Web Development Trends for 2015”

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  2. Hi,actually, PHP is due for another good year. For all its shortcomings, PHP still gets things right when it comes to the fast feedback loop necessary for the web development.

  3. Thanks for sharing these trends. I’m working in the web development field around 4 years and I love to upgrade my knowledge. I would like to try some of these ideas into my new designs.

  4. Hi Chris, Nice blog and its informative. but its the ending of 2016 can you share new blog about the design ideas like you have shared in this blog. thank you for the blog and i hope will get new ideas from you.

  5. Thanks for sharing such a helpful blog post, I am aware about scope of website design courses and future jobs opportunities in web designing…! Looking forward to your some more posts related to how to become a successful web designer?

  6. Very well written article thank you for sharing this Chris

  7. Php is ever green
    Thanks for sharing this article Chris 🙂

  8. Great post! List of 7 web development trends is very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  9. React is an awesome JS framework. Divi 3.0 was using React for an amazing user experience.

  10. I’ve just read this article and it’s really interesting. As a developer you have shared a lot of details about web development, which will help all the web designers.

  11. Thanks for sharing all tools. Its really helpful for developers…

  12. Great post, thanks for sharing!

  13. Great post. excellent input for we developers to upgrade their knowledge.
    Thanks for sharing the techniques……

  14. I should say bravo like in a single word. This updated list is really helpful for getting all the bloggers altogether. Basically, I am owner of “Namaste UI” and follow some of blogger that you have mentioned in the list.

    Things like, this surely motivate all the new bloggers who are getting hike among the blogger’s platform. It would be really good if regular basis update stays constantly in this list. Thanks a lot.

    Sourav Basak [Blogger, Entrepreneur, Thinker]

  15. Heather B on February 29, 2016 at 9:22 am said:

    Thanks for all the suggestions/tools. I am just getting ready to launch my new blog. I decided to use http://www.ecomlane.com to host it and wordpress to run my blog. I am so excited!

  16. What about stacks? What do you think about MEAN? Thanks!

  17. Hi, I return to programming after a few year break. At one time I was using jQuery. Is jQuery still “in fashion” so to speak? (Is it a good idea to use the jQuery widgets from the jQuery Foundation)

  18. The list of trends is useful for all designers. That’s really interesting. I’ve just read this article and realized that I’ve been actually working in PHP during the whole 2015.

  19. Great post… very interesting. Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

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  21. As a web designer I found those tools very useful for me. Thanks for sharing. Hope those will work good for me.

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  24. I’m not sure how I feel about React. I did have a look at it and can see that it impressive. I just can’t see anything replacing CSS files and the current way websites are build. Maybe it’ll be best if when it’s used with apps and mobile websites.

    If it’s becoming popular though, it might be time for me to take a second look at it.

  25. Such a great post it is. Very helpful 🙂

  26. Great Post!!! thanks for sharing web development latest trends…

  27. Great article.

    Haven’t seen many articles about various different programming languages.
    I’m no expert in all these stuff, all I know is that my programmers are largely using PHP.

    May I suggest to add in a Google trend graph to show the popularity of all the different languages, that will be interesting!

  28. Thanks for sharing this post and i like this post and its very helpful to us.

  29. Thanks for shared your thought here with good subject.i learn lots of thing by this blog content.

  30. I have just started using divi theme and have come across the need to put some code in to change the look of certain aspects of it is there a basic course you do that could understand code or is it a full on coarse. I run my own brick and mortar business and do my own web sites but have also just started building for other business but have limited time as you appreciate.

  31. Josías Alvarodão on August 28, 2015 at 7:02 am said:

    I don’t agree about PHP.

    It has reached his peak and now people will start to see that PHP is a failed concept.

  32. Great article! I love these example and was fortunate enough to find Illicit Web Design (https://www.illicitwebdesign.co.uk) to help create a couple of web sites for my businesses. Some of these examples remind of what they work with.

  33. My Stream is related to Computer so,Its need to be aware about this.I thought blog is the only that platform .anybody can learn on new topic and new things. thanks to this blog author.aware on this .

  34. Hearing about React.js so much nowadays. I will give it try once I learn Angular.js first.

  35. Patrick Quirke on August 21, 2015 at 8:10 am said:

    As an expert HTML and CSS front end developer I am always conscious of learning the new thing and advancing my skills. I specialise in WordPress theme skinning and front and development of wordpress.
    What should I be learning now to keep up to date? Javascript, Java, Swift, Angular? The world if going mobile first so should it me mobile OS’s?

    • Make yourself an expert in backend development and web services. NodeJS is a vital skill for any web developer. I would suggest getting to know that very well and also getting some database expertise. As a project manager and business system analyst I can tell you that if I were looking for a web project resource I would be looking for a well rounded developer and that would include, HTML5, CSS, Angular, Node, JavaScript and MSSQL / MYSQL knowledge. AWS is a major tool for your arsenal, particularly knowing how to work with Ubuntu and red hat.. Hope people agree

  36. Reastyn on August 20, 2015 at 5:42 pm said:

    Can we expect some Go courses? That would be great!

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