The web development industry is constantly evolving with rising technologies, trends and practices .In order to get a clear sense of the future of web developers, we need to first look at the evolving technology and how we foresee web developers in 100 years. Web developers work lies in one of the fastest-paced industries.
According to US Employee Website, web developers’ jobs projected to grow 27 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and e-commerc
e. We cannot deny that there have been continuous developments and the future of web development will be full of exciting changes. Making perfect predictions is obviously impossible. We must also keep in mind that no web development technology is perfect or even unequivocally better than any other. They are always going to be subject to vast changes and these changes will be beneficial. However, it might be hard to keep up with it if you don’t make it a conscious choice to do so.
Let’s take a look at what we think web developers might morph into in the next 100 years!
Future of web development
As we move towards 2017, we have to stop and ponder about the future of web development in another 100 years. Will web developers even exist by then? In this article, we will have a look at the many different technologies and additions that we expect to grace in the coming years in relation to Web Application Development, Web Design and Development, Web Design and Developers.
The growing Internet of Things (IoT)
Internet of things is a technology that involves the connection of non-internet connected things such that they can send and receive information. But how will it be important to web developers? Web developers will also be involved in the analysis and display of data collected from these devices. Web developers might not be directly connected to developing this technology; they will very much be involved in developing applications that help in their operations. Consumer Technology Association (CTA) expects about 170 million people to buy presents that contribute to the IoT, and research and consulting firm Gartner quoted it will grow to encompass 50 billion devices worldwide by 2020. Embracing and successfully managing all of the technological complexity that comes with IoT are the most important steps toward its success.
Advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence is nothing new but there have been a lot of advancements and research in the AI field in recent years. The use of AI technology is capable of analyzing user’s contents and creating eye-catching website layouts. Additionally, this software will choose the colour scheme, layout as well as fonts in compliance with the specific objectives of the website owner.
This technology is already being used in applications such as Google to improve search and by Wikipedia in identification of articles that have been damaged or are inaccurate. Since this technology is becoming easier to access, we can all expect to see more web developers using it in their work.
It will become a useful tool to help them create the best looking websites they can for you as well. This just means that the work will become easier but the quality will also become a lot better.
Responsive Web Design (RWD)
In the recent years, Google have resulted in attribution of lesser values to websites that are not ‘mobile friendly’ which indicate that RWD is a key element in the future of web development. RWD is not just important from a user experience point of view. Responsive Web Design (RWD) has come to the rescue and is a sigh of relief for web developers. RWD makes the same website look awesome and easy to use irrespective of the viewing medium. Rather than scaling a site to fit the screen, they display a different website according to which device is being used. Dynamic serving, as it is called, allows all the different websites to exist on the same domain. Although it involves more time and resources to develop than a typical responsive design, as the technologies and techniques improve, the demand for dynamic serving is sure to increase.
There are some other web development trends that are changing the way the developers work. As we move towards in another 10 or 20 years we can see trends such as micro-services architecture, mobile first approach, rapid content management and vector graphics. All these trends came into existence due to advanced requirements of the modern world. Just like responsive websites, the need for responsive web applications is also on a rise these days and will continue to expand in the coming years as well.
Predicting the future
As we move forward in the world of web development, choosing agencies with in-house development teams for website development services rather than agencies that outsource web development is going to be a much better option. There will always be a need to hire a Web Application Development, Web Design and Development and Web Design and Developers but what will probably differ will be their evolving role.
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