Frontend & Backend Technologies Developers used in 2020

Mobile Apps are now a very essential part of our lives, from food ordering to shopping online, booking, travelling, healthcare, banking … we have a mobile application almost for everything.

Have you ever wondered how these mobile apps are made? What is the technology behind it? when you hear them say “frontend” or “Backend” do you know the difference? In this article we will answer these questions and tell you what are the most used technologies in 2020.

Difference between Frontend and Backend:

Frontend is the part of an application responsible for interacting with the user. Backend, on the other hand, is in charge of the logics behind the application. It means, Frontend is the visual part of the application, while Backend is the code, data processing and everything the user won’t see. 

Top Frontend Technologies:

  • React

React  is an open-source, frontend, JavaScript Library for building UI components. It is supported and maintained by Facebook and one of the most popular frontend technologies among app developers. It offers speedy debugging, code reusability, and other features to enable smooth development of user interfaces and its components.

  • Angular 

Angular is a Typescript-based  open-source framework led by the Angular Team at Google. Angular is a complete rewrite from the same team that built AngularJS. Like React, Angular is as well very popular among developers,  as it helps in developing high-performance applications.

  • Flutter

Flutter is an open-source UI software development kit, was created by Google. The first version of Flutter was known as codename “Sky” and ran on the Android operating system. Flutter comes with a variety of widgets that help developers to build responsive and beautiful user interfaces. Preferred for its excellent performance and compatibility.

  • HTML5 Boilerplate

HTML5 Boilerplate provides frontend templates to enable the professionals to create robust and adaptable apps with lots of features and HTML5 functionalities. Using this technology, developers can use the new standards in user interface designing and development.

  • Vue.js

Vue.Js is an open-source framework that uses MVVM (model–view–viewmodel ) for building applications. Popular for the benefits it offers like simple integration, small size, detailed documentation, 2-way communication…

Top Backend Technologies:

  • Laravel

Laravel is basically a PHP based backend technology that comes up with a powerful template system called Blade. It can accommodate large teams, have clear syntaxes, and offers a large toolkit to allow developers to create the backend without any hassle. Other key advantages of Laravel include a fast routing engine, a built-in CLI, and excellent documentation. 

  • Ruby on Rails

This backend technology is easy to write and read, and hence, facilitates effortless app development. Ruby on Rails is built using the model-view-controller architecture, which enables developers into easily integrate new features and business logic to an app. A huge library of plugins, clear syntaxes, and vast community support are some of the key features of RoR.

  • Phoenix

Phoenix has been developed using Elixir. The backend technology comes up with built-in database options, excellent documentation, great community support, and is used to develop scalable applications. You can consider Phoenix for speedy backend development. 

  • Django

Django is a highly customizable and scalable backend technology that can be used mainly for building large applications. It comes with everything a developer needs to build the backend, which means there is no need to use third-party plugins.

  • Express

Express framework includes great routing API, a vast collection of plugins, and a variety of HTTP utility methods that ensures a speedy and effortless backend development. Uber, IBM, and Accenture are three big brands that use this backend technolgoy.