Web development has evolved quite a lot over the last couple of decades. In fact, all parts of the tech industry did. Today web developers have a rich selection of powerful tools at their disposal, created to make their work easier and more efficient.
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Older frameworks are quickly getting obsolete, replaced by new ones that support even more functions with increased complexity and versatility.
According to this report, today the life cycle of an average mainstream JS framework only lasts for a couple of years, with “quick ascent as the framework gains popularity and then a slightly less quick but steady decline as developers adopt newer technologies.”
This, along with growing complexity of new frameworks and libraries, inevitably creates a number of serious issues the web development community is dealing with right now.
Let’s take a closer look at the main disadvantages of the modern-day JS framework ecosystem.
- Increasing complexity of web development.
Increasing complexity of new JS frameworks makes it more difficult to develop and maintain web solutions. Hidden incompatibilities of different versions of libraries and frameworks are manifesting themselves more frequently.
- Rising demands for web developers.
This also puts higher pressure on web developers who have to learn new frameworks all the time as they keep changing, with alternative versions often used by different companies and on different projects. As a result, many developers are now complaining they have a hard time keeping up.
- Reduced innovations.
Universal acceptance of using frameworks and libraries also makes final products created with these tools a lot more standardised and lacking originality. So we can definitely say that JS frameworks today are limiting innovations in web development.
- Declining performance speed of web sites and apps.
What is the best web development solution? Low-code web development with LANSA.
Here is how Visual LANSA empowers web development and saves you from the headaches of having to keep up with the out of control JS frameworks ecosystem.
Visual LANSA allows you to develop entire web apps in our IDE, using the same development approach as any Visual LANSA application. Developers no longer need to learn web development languages, frameworks and libraries. You also don’t need to hire separate developers for front-end and back-end parts of the project. Every developer can create the entire web application from start to finish when developing in Visual LANSA.
- One-stop web development solution.
LANSA allows you to develop both client-side and server-side apps from inside the IDE and easily migrate existing applications written in other languages using our bridge capabilities. All the development tools are conveniently located inside one IDE, making the development process faster and easier than ever before.
- Simple and versatile integration.
Thanks to LANSA’s hybrid low-code approach and the ability to code directly inside the IDE, you can integrate with anything and everything without creating time-consuming work arounds.
- Rich deployment options.
Another big strength of Visual LANSA is the fact that it supports the deployment across a huge variety of platforms, including IBM i, Windows, the Cloud, and Linux.
- Convenient repository.
All the modules and components essential to your app development are saved in Visual LANSA’s repository, allowing developers to quickly access, use and reuse them, which results in drastically reduced development time and increased efficiency.
How can I get started building progressive web apps with LANSA?
To learn more about Visual LANSA and how it can help your business to start utilizing the latest cutting edge technologies today, contact sales.