Angular, Node and React – the great three! There’s no denying these technologies have been the hot topics over the last couple of years, specifically Node and React, but as technology is moving forward at an unstoppable pace and developers are having to keep up with the relentless speed of innovation in what continues to be an explosive and burgeoning market, the big question on everyone’s lips at the moment is:
“What does the future look like for Node and React – will they remain as relevant and as popular as they are now?”
The increasing popularity of these technologies has brought about many changes, so let’s first recap on the pros and cons of React and Node:
It’s easy to learn and it’s easy to use, and creating dynamic web applications has become so much easier. Virtual DOM means enhanced performance, greater user experience and speedier updates; it’s more SEO friendly, and it’s easier to test. Reusable components have resulted in huge time savings, and code is far more stable thanks to one-direction data flow. The list goes on…. The disadvantages? Some developers feel that the rapid pace of development and constantly changing environment means quickly and continually having to get to grips with ceaseless updates (although some see this as an advantage). With frequent updates and new releases comes lack of documentation, and many developers find they are having to write their own notes as they go along. Some developers consider JSX to bring forth its own disadvantages (despite its advantage as a syntax extension), mainly due to its complexity and steep learning curve. Word on the street has it, however, that the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.
So what are the predictions for the future? What are the reasons to believe Node and React will still be the cool kids on the block in 2020 and beyond?
These figures speak volumes, and it’s pretty safe to say that any investment in learning these technologies will not be wasted, as they’re unlikely to be obsolete in the near future – if anything, demand appears to be increasing, and React and Node continue to rank as the technologies developers most want to work with if they do not do so already.
From its thriving community to the commitment and ambition of its core developers, it’s safe to say this is as good a time as any – if not the best time – to learn React and Node.
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