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Best Frontend Programming Languages

When we are talking about frontend development services we should know that it exists only one unique frontend development language – JavaScript. In a pair with HTML (hypertext markup language) and CSS (cascading style sheets), it makes static web pages dynamic and more user-friendly. However, there are many new and progressive JavaScript frameworks and libraries which offer great development opportunities to make applications even more performant, flexible, and powerful.

Let take a close look at the JavaScript and its frameworks and find out how each of them is used to deliver frontend solutions of the highest quality.

JavaScript Rules Frontend Development
By default, JavaScript is at the first place when it comes to frontend development. Based on the StackOverflow survey (the survey involved by 64,000 developers), it is on the top among both frontend and backend programming languages and stays ahead of Java, Python, PHP, C#, and others. Because of JavaScript’s pervasiveness in front-end development there are many tools and extensions that help developers write, compile, and optimize code. JavaScript is compatible with all platforms, from web browsers to mobile and desktop operating systems.

The main principle of JavaScript is its capability to work with “events”. Events are user interactions with the application: clicks, swipes, taps, form submissions, etc. JavaScript defines the events, and gives instructions to the app’s backend based on users’ actions. Basically, it is a way of converting data to graphical interface to view and interact with data through digital interaction.

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JavaScript provides powerful opportunities for creating web pages, games, and other interactive programs. Furthermore, JavaScript has a variety of libraries and frameworks which boost its capabilities and allow developers to do real magic with their code. Let’s take a closer look at them.

React is a JavaScript framework with over 110,000 stars on GitHub. It was developed by Facebook and allows developers to create user interfaces with powerful dynamic capabilities. Web pages developed in React are fast and the switching between elements is very smooth. It allows businesses to increase their user loyalty as it offers great user experience and leaves positive emotions from visiting such web pages.

React is compatible with most setups of an application’s backend. Also, it makes developers’ work easier thanks to the possibility of dividing each page into small elements (components). Each component is a piece of code which represents a unique element of a web page. With a fresh React 16.6 update, it became even more flexible. The significative changes have touched React Lazy, Memo and ContextType. It means that now React is even faster.

The React community grows. Meetups, conferences, and roundtables are an integral part of the React developer community life. It makes React attractive to young specialists and encourages their personal development.

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