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Features of Laravel Development

MVC architecture

Laravel supports the MVC architecture pattern which ensures separation of business logic and presentation layers. This results in faster performance of the app and helps in better documentation.

Built-in templates

Laravel is widely popular for how it facilitates easy UI development. Its innovative range of in-built templates helps developers leverage content seeding to build dynamic layouts for web apps.

Sophisticated ORM

Laravel’s ORM (Object Relational Mapping) is sophisticated and includes a PHP Active code implementation. As a result, Laravel developers can write database queries directly using the PHP syntax.

Unique libraries and modules

Laravel is the only PHP framework that comes with built-in object-oriented libraries for authentication, encryption, CSRF protection, and more. Thus, Laravel is the best choice for building secure PHP web apps with a modular architecture.

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02 Apr 2021 | 12 Min Read
Limitations and Benefits of Using Angular in Your Project

Because the success of an application largely depends on its tech stack, it’s vital to understand the ins and outs of each framework you decide to use for your project. I have worked as a CTO for over a decade and notably, Angular happens to be my most preferred technology for web development. In this blog, I take you through the limitations and benefits of using Angular in a project so you can decide whether it’s a good fit for you or not. Table of Content * What is Angular, exactly? [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/limitations-and-benefits-of-using-angular-in-your-project/#what-is-angular-exactly] * AngularJS vs Angular [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/limitations-and-benefits-of-using-angular-in-your-project/#angularjs-vs-angular] * The journey of Angular so far [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/limitations-and-benefits-of-using-angular-in-your-project/#the-journey-of-angular-so-far] * What kind of web app development problems does Angular solve? [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/limitations-and-benefits-of-using-angular-in-your-project/#what-kind-of-web-app-development-problems-does-angular-solve] * What are some of the best apps built with Angular? [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/limitations-and-benefits-of-using-angular-in-your-project/#what-are-some-of-the-best-apps-built-with-angular] * Pros of Angular Development [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/limitations-and-benefits-of-using-angular-in-your-project/#pros-of-angular-development] * Cons of Angular Development [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/limitations-and-benefits-of-using-angular-in-your-project/#cons-of-angular-development] * When To Use Angular For Your Project [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/limitations-and-benefits-of-using-angular-in-your-project/#when-to-use-angular-for-your-project] * Limitations and Benefits of Using Angular in Your Project - The Bottom Line [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/limitations-and-benefits-of-using-angular-in-your-project/#limitations-and-benefits-of-using-angular-in-your-project-the-bottom-line] What is Angular, exactly? Angular [https://angular.io/] is a front-end framework that operates on JavaScript. It is a commonly preferred framework for building web applications. While you may have read a lot about the Angular vs React debate [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/react-vs-angular-for-web-development-how-to-make-the-right-choice] , it’s vital to understand that, unlike React, Angular is not a library. It is in fact a much broader technology that consists of libraries and other supporting tools for quick web application development. Before we move forward, I’d like to clarify that by the word Angular, I am referring to Angular 2+ versions. Here’s a quick overview of Angular history and why we are talking about Angular 2+ today. AngularJS vs Angular Google released the first-ever version, AngularJS [https://angularjs.org/], in 2010 under the MIT license [https://material.angularjs.org/latest/license]. The framework received mixed reviews during the initial years. Some web developers loved how it made the process of web app development so easy! On the other hand, some developers found AngularJS to be a very complicated tool that made their jobs even harder. So over the following 5 years, the Angular team worked towards making the framework a good fit for the evolving web development landscape. In the process, they had to rewrite AngularJS completely in order to enhance it with advanced features. As a result, Angular 2 was released in 2016, and in no time, it garnered great popularity amongst the development community. > As of March 2021, Angular has released 9 versions at a steady gap of six months. Angular v2, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8 are no longer under support. However, each version is given Long Term Support for an extended period of time. The Angular team does this to ensure every Angular app owner has sufficient time to migrate to the latest version without encountering many breaking changes. The journey of Angular so far Before you ask why Angular is so popular, I want to talk about its journey a bit. Angular has seen some great and some not-so-good times so far. For example, the Stack Overflow Survey in 2017 [https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2017] revealed Angular to be the most wanted (front-end) web framework by web developers. However, in 2018, it slipped to the fourth position [https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018] while React topped the list of most wanted web frameworks. In 2019, a relatively new entrant, Vue, also surpassed Angular [https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2019] in the list and 2020 saw a similar trend [https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2020]. Despite a slight fall in its popularity as a top web framework, Angular still remains one of the most used tools worldwide. That’s because it does a tremendous job at simplifying the process of web app development, especially for large apps. Angular vs React vs Vue: Which Framework To Use In 2021? Read More [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/angular-vs-react-vs-vue-which-framework-to-use-in-2020/] What kind of web app development problems does Angular solve? If I had to summarize this section in one sentence, it would be this: > Angular was developed to make writing code with JavaScript faster and thus, building the front-end of a web application easier. Let’s talk about the benefits of using Angular from a very basic perspective. If you are a JavaScript developer, you know that writing code with this language can get really, really tedious. For every component of a web application, you need to copy-paste the existing code and then add more code. It goes on and on until you have the entire JavaScript stack ready for your web app. Google wanted to resolve this daunting task with something that can serve as a basic ready-made scaffolding for a web application. And so, they built AngularJS (and then, Angular) - a comprehensive tool that eases the most common front-end tasks like condensing sidebars, aligning margins and text blocks, etc. Angular provides you with a set of tools and libraries that can kickstart your project within seconds. Moreover, you also have a bunch of ready-to-use code available for building common UI elements and the overall front-end of a web application. What are some of the best apps built with Angular? To put things in perspective, I feel it’s best to glance through some of the prominent Angular apps once. So here’s a list of 5 popular apps built with Angular: Forbes (Angular 5) For a content-intensive web app like Forbes [https://www.forbes.com/?sh=62e5df502254], Angular was an obvious choice for two reasons. First, they wanted the homepage to be a single-page app in itself. Second, the updates on the front end are very frequent. Angular, with its advanced tools, makes for the best front-end framework for a single-page web app like Forbes that needs constant content updates. Xbox (Angular 4) Again, for a gaming company like Xbox [https://www.xbox.com/en-IN/?xr=mebarnav], the web app needed to be extremely dynamic and responsive in nature. Web apps for any brand in the gaming industry are expected to present heavy visual content with absolute smoothness. Angular does a great job of helping the web app deliver just what is needed from it! Delta (Angular 6) Delta Airlines [https://www.delta.com/] is one of the most popular airlines across the world. In the United States alone, the website is ranked third [https://www.similarweb.com/website/delta.com/#referrals] in attracting travel-related traffic on the internet. Not just that, the web app is mainly used to search for flight dates, fares, etc. Naturally, it needed a heavy framework that can handle such heavy traffic while also facilitating dynamic search results within a second. And the benefits of using Angular are exactly the ones needed here. That is why Angular was the first choice for Delta Airlines to specially build the home page of their website. LUIS by Microsoft (Angular 6) Language Understanding Information System [https://www.luis.ai/home] is a cloud-based API service developed by Microsoft. The sophisticated AI used in LUIS makes it an exceptional tool for building text or voice-based chatbots. Because this is an API meant to be used for building/scaling applications, the web app had to be developed with chunks of code that could be reused or replaced per the user’s needs. Angular’s component-based architecture and modularity made it an ideal framework for the LUIS website. Google Web Apps Well, the tech giant didn’t build such a vast framework just as a gesture of kindness towards the developer community. They obviously built it to modernize their own web applications. All the amazing utility web applications like Google Docs, Gmail, and community-based web apps like Product Experts [https://productexperts.withgoogle.com/what-it-is], Think With Google [https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/intl/en-apac/] are powered by Angular. Pros of Angular Development Let’s talk about the real deal here. I have already shared that Angular is a great choice for web apps like Forbes and Gmail. But why is that so? What is it about the framework that makes it so special? I have compiled the top 5 benefits of using Angular here. Please note that there are also other magnificent features of Angular, you can read them here [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/why-use-angular-for-web-development-top-features-benefits] . Code reusability with component-based architecture Unlike AngularJS, the Angular framework enables you to divide the UI elements of your web app into separate components. Each component is encapsulated with its own functionality and hence, is independent. How is this helpful in the long run? When you want to scale your web app or want to build a web app with similar components, you can reuse the chunks of code that went into building the components. > Clearly, Angular reduces the development time with its self-sufficient components. On top of that, Angular’s component-based architecture also makes unit testing quite easy. Because you can decouple one component from another easily, different testers can work on assuring the quality of different parts of the app. Cleaner code with TypeScript While some developers find TypeScript in Angular as a drawback, I strongly advocate for its efficiency. In fact, TypeScript is one of the biggest advantages of using Angular. TypeScript [https://www.typescriptlang.org/] is the superset of JavaScript. That means, when you do use it for writing code, it will still be compiled to JavaScript during the run time. The major reason why most programmers love TypeScript is its static nature. > Unlike JavaScript, you can actually identify errors or bugs while you are still writing the code with TypeScript. Thus, it minimizes the need for rework on the code after testing and saves those precious development hours for you. Vast ecosystem facilitating easy third party integrations An important consideration while choosing a framework is whether there are other supporting tools and add-ons in the industry that can enhance the framework’s functionality. This is to ensure you have a variety of options to speed up your development process or to adorn the app with useful features. Because Angular has been around for over a decade now, it has a rich ecosystem of useful packages, add-ons, plug-ins, and much more. Check the Angular Resources [https://angular.io/resources?category=development] page to have a look at the exhaustive list of IDEs, data libraries, UI components, and other tooling options for faster Angular app development. The more options for third-party integrations you have, the easier it is to build complex apps with a web framework. 8 Best Angular UI Frameworks For Web Development Read More [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/8-best-angular-ui-frameworks-for-web-development/] Maintainable code with hierarchical dependency injection One of the most controversial features of Angular is its hierarchical Dependency Injection [https://angular.io/guide/dependency-injection](DI). I say controversial because as much as web developers love this feature, they also find it extremely time-consuming to build the DI in their Angular web application. DI is basically a design technique to empower the classes in the app architecture with external dependencies. That means each class can serve its full functionality without creating the objects themselves. The reason why having DI in a framework helps is that it lets the developer organize classes independent of each other. The cherry on the cake in the case of Angular is that the classes are organized in a strict hierarchy. So whoever takes a look at the code can understand at once how the components are related to one another. Because you have a clear idea of how changes in one class will impact the others, maintaining and updating your application code will be a more organized affair. Faster performance with lazy loading Angular gives you a component-based architecture and a hierarchical dependency injection. These are common benefits of using Angular for building a web app. But most importantly, Angular gives you the convenience to organize different chunks of your app code into modules. A module in your Angular app [https://www.w3schools.com/Angular/angular_modules.asp] can be anything. It could contain classes, components, directives, or even other sub-modules. The direct advantage of this modularity in Angular [https://dzone.com/articles/howto-modularize-an-angular-application-by-example] is that you can easily manage different parts of the application when you scale it. However, the best thing about this modularity is that it makes way for lazy loading. That is, your Angular app can very well understand the user request and loads only that part of the app first that the user requested to view. The result? Instant loading of the requested page plus faster loading of other pages because they keep loading in the background while the user engages with the first web page. Cons of Angular Development Of course, Angular is not all good and no bad. Along with the benefits of using Angular, you should also know the limitations that come with it. SEO limitations Angular is meant to be used for building highly functional Single Page Apps (SPA) [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/single-page-apps-vs-multi-page-apps-what-to-choose-for-web-development] . Although you can work your way around and use it for a multi-page app too, it’s not recommended in most cases. Now the problem with single-page apps is that you have to render them on the client-side. As a result, web crawlers aren’t able to access the complete content (and its updates) on these web pages. This leads to a poor SEO performance of the Angular apps. So if you are building an Angular app, you have to make extra efforts to make it accessible to web crawlers of search engines. For example, using Angular Universe [https://medium.com/dvt-engineering/angular-universal-server-side-rendering-and-pre-rendering-for-angular-9-applications-f311e8f545bb] to render the app on the server-side is a common solution. Technical debt Because Angular is a comprehensive front-end framework in itself, it comes with tons of pre-built tools and features. This means when you integrate your app with Angular, it can harm the app’s performance by burdening it with huge chunks of technical debt. That is why Angular is not a suitable choice for all kinds of applications. When To Use Angular For Your Project So what is Angular mainly used for? Check out the best use cases for Angular below: Use Angular to build Progressive Web Apps (PWA) When Google first introduced the term Progressive Web Apps [https://www.amazon.com/Building-Progressive-Web-Apps-Bringing/dp/1491961651/ref=sr_1_1?crid=251PD9EFF2NZH&dchild=1&keywords=progressive+web+apps&qid=1617193636&s=books&sprefix=progressive+web%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C338&sr=1-1] in 2015, the idea took the entire software industry by storm. Big players like Twitter and Alibaba [https://medium.com/progressivewebapps/history-of-progressive-web-apps-4c912533a531] were quick to switch to this all-encompassing form of a website and reaped huge benefits. So Google decided to roll out all the versions of Angular (post-2015) with in-built support for building a PWA. Angular is a wonderful tool to build dynamic PWAs for businesses across all industries. Use Angular to build Enterprise Web Apps Big companies or institutions need large-scale software to maintain their databases and provide comprehensive functionalities. Angular is best for enterprise web apps [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/7-reasons-why-angular-is-the-future-of-enterprise-scale-web-applications] because of the unique benefits of using Angular. It makes the app scalable, maintainable and has solid security protocols. 7 Reasons Why Angular is The Future of Enterprise-Scale Web Applications Read More [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/7-reasons-why-angular-is-the-future-of-enterprise-scale-web-applications/] Use Angular to build dynamic web apps Web apps like those of Forbes, Xbox, YouTubeTV thrive on their dynamic content. Their visitors engage with the websites based on how quickly they can see the updates in response to their requests. Angular’s capabilities to build highly compelling dynamic SPAs and its dependency injection make it a go-to choice for dynamic web apps. Use Angular when you want to build both web and mobile apps with ease Interestingly, you can also combine Angular with NativeScript [https://nativescript.org/nativescript-is-how-you-build-native-mobile-apps-with-angular/] and create both web apps and mobile apps by reusing major chunks of the code. Or, you can use Ionic [https://blog.angular.io/ionic-angular-powering-the-app-store-and-the-web-4c4d420ca117] instead of NativeScript and build hybrid mobile apps with a native look and feel. We are a team of expert developers, testers and business consultants who strive to deliver nothing but the best. Planning to build a completely secure and efficient Angular app? 'Hire Angular Developers [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/hire-us/hire-web-developer/hire-angular-developer/] '. Limitations and Benefits of Using Angular in Your Project - The Bottom Line Just like any other development tool, there are both pros and cons of Angular too. The key, however, is to understand the limitations vs benefits of using Angular in a project type. We know that Angular has tremendous scope for code reusability, its dependency injection makes maintaining apps easier. Moreover, it has a vast ecosystem so you can always count on community support for faster app development with Angular. So if you are building a project which needs these features, don’t hesitate to go for Angular. Similarly, because Angular is not very great with web crawlers and search engines, don’t use it for websites that thrive on their SEO performance. Also, to ensure you are not overburdening your app, always go for smaller frameworks for building simple web apps or apps that have static content. If you are still not sure whether your software project requires Angular, get in touch with our consultants [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/contact-us/] and they can help you pick the right tech stack for your project. Looking For Expert Guidance on Your Dream Project? Our diverse team of industry leading veterans can help you build the most viable solution. Schedule a free consultation call [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/contact-us/] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Krunal Shah Krunal Shah is the CTO and Co-founder at Third Rock Techkno. 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24 Mar 2021 | 9 Min Read
Top 5 picks for backend development in 2021

The software development industry has been evolving since the dawn of the new millennium, more so in the past decade. One of the main reasons behind the advancement of the software industry is the rapid inclusion of technology. Since the business world is more inclined to digital technology, website development has become vital in business expansion. Moreover, the introduction of backend development has enabled web developers to develop top-notch websites, resulting in business expansion. Table of Content * Role of backend development in website development [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/top-5-picks-for-backend-development-in-2021/#role-of-backend-development-in-website-development] * 5 leading future of backend development programming languages [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/top-5-picks-for-backend-development-in-2021/#5-leading-future-of-backend-development-programming-languages] * Node.js for consistency purposes [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/top-5-picks-for-backend-development-in-2021/#node-js-for-consistency-purposes] * Python for high-level dynamics [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/top-5-picks-for-backend-development-in-2021/#python-for-high-level-dynamics] * Kotlin: The answer to developer’s common problems [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/top-5-picks-for-backend-development-in-2021/#kotlin-the-answer-to-developer-s-common-problems] * Ruby and Ruby on Rails for standardized web app creation [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/top-5-picks-for-backend-development-in-2021/#ruby-and-ruby-on-rails-for-standardized-web-app-creation] * PHP for creating immaculate websites and apps [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/top-5-picks-for-backend-development-in-2021/#php-for-creating-immaculate-websites-and-apps] * Conclusion [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/top-5-picks-for-backend-development-in-2021/#conclusion] Role of backend development in website development The primary focus of backend development is on the server-side of the website. In general, the backend consists of three major parts: * Database * Application * Server At the server-side, backend power-ups the working of the website. In addition, the programs written here by the backend developers are used to communicate the database information to the browser. In 2021, backend development is going to be even more vital as businesses look to expand at a rapid rate.  We will look at the 5 best languages for backend development that are going to rule the roots in 2021. Let us set the ball rolling! 5 leading future of backend development programming languages Before beginning, we have seen everything from cloud computing to AI, everything making its mark in the software realm. Moreover, apart from development, the technical craft too will hold an important place in backend development in 2021. Therefore, keeping every aspect in mind, we have curated a list of the backend programming languages that will be important in the future of backend development. Node.js for consistency purposes Node.js has its own runtime environment. This is the reason why it is popular among the developer community. Moreover, as Node.js is efficient, it is preferred to develop high-end apps for website development as well as video streaming. Best for real-time apps Node.js is asynchronous, non-blocking, and single-threaded in nature. That’s why Node.js is the best backend language for real-time applications. Easy to hire developers Node.js is a JavaScript-based solution so the majority of the front-end developers are familiar with this language. In fact, JavaScript was the most used programming language according to a survey by Stack Overflow in 2019. So if you plan to hire Nodejs developers [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/hire-us/hire-web-developer/hire-node-developer/] , it’s not going to be very hard or time-consuming. When it comes to switching to the back-end, the developers can benefit themselves with all the advantages of JavaScript development. Because of a dynamic community of developers, Node.js is one of the best backend programming languages. The dynamic developer’s community contributes to the development of the language. Irresistible microservices in Nodejs Node.js is best for microservices architecture as it is a lightweight technology. It allows breaking application logic into small modules, thus has better flexibility. The developers can add more functions to the existing ones, making Node.js a preferred backend programming language. Also, as the developers can reuse the codes, the performance and productivity of the website are increased. Nodejs tools and frameworks The default package manager of Node.js is NPM, which is a marketplace for open-source JavaScript tools. The marketplace has more than 350,000 tools available in its registry. This gives the developers a plethora of options to choose from. In recent years, Express.js has become one of the most popular Node.js frameworks. The reason behind this is simple. Express.js is a minimalist, fast and opinionated solution. Moreover, it renders enough mobile app and website features to enhance the backend development process. What’s more, Express.js is flexible and doesn’t impose any strict rules to handle a respective task. 7 Unbeatable Reasons to Use NodeJS For Enterprise Apps Read More [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/7-unbeatable-reasons-to-use-nodejs-for-enterprise-apps/] Python for high-level dynamics To put into perspective. Python is very similar to the English language we use in everyday life. The backend programming language has a simple syntax which allows even the rookie coders to learn the language fast. Because it is immaculately easy to read, developers working on the same projects can have better communication in understanding the code. Python has no research contentions or deadlocks. Thus, it doesn’t take much effort to write and maintain asynchronous code using Python. Moreover, as each unit of the code runs separately, it is easier for the developers to handle them. Because of such an immaculate feature, the Python backend programming language has been able to maintain its longevity even after 30 years. According to CodinGame’s developer survey of 2020, Python is the third-best programming language in the developer’s community. The scale of Python’s popularity is exceptional. For instance, in 2020, it was awarded the title of TIOBE programming language of the year [https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/]. Its popularity is a testimony to its top-notch features. Python has a less-limited programming approach in comparison to other backend programming languages. Because of its flexibility and multiple paradigms, It is an ideal language for budding startups. Since we are living in a dynamic business world, it is best suited for the established players of the market. Let us now see some of the leading frameworks for website development using Python. Web development frameworks Django This framework is highly used for mid-range projects and fully-fledged web applications. Moreover, Django has built-in features that simplify the web development process and allows code reuse. The framework synchronizes well with MySQL, Oracle SQL, and other databases. Flask This Python backend development framework provides management solutions that can be easily customized. Moreover, Flask is a micro-framework that is used for solutions that mainly prefer lean functionality. Also, it is used to create prototypes. Pyramid With Pyramid, the developers can start small and scale big according to the requirement. This framework is used with either extended plugins or various databases. Pyramid is mainly used when there is a need of implementing various solutions in one task. Kotlin: The answer to developer’s common problems Kotlin is a backend programming language for Java Virtual Machine. It is highly preferred for Android development as it has Google’s official support. With Kotlin, besides writing fewer codes, you get improved readability as well. Less coding results in fewer bugs and allows the developers to focus on other important tasks. In 2021, Kotlin backend programming language will hold an important position as it increases the website’s performance. Another interesting fact about Kotlin is that it came from the industry and not from academia. Thus, it a simpler tool than Java which solves challenges and problems faced by the programmers. For example, it assists the developers to get away from null-pointer exceptions. Thus, this becomes an effective tool to use with Java and is as ubiquitous as Java. Kotlin will have a huge impact in future backend development as it is fully-compatible with Java. Besides this, the developers would have access to huge libraries enabling them to write concise codes. This is why over 61% of the developers with more than 5 years of experience prefer working with Kotlin. The learning curve of Kotlin is very easy. Moreover, if the businesses is looking for streamlining product development, they can move the project to Kotlin easily. Besides, it doesn’t require more than 2-3 engineers to work on product maintenance with Kotlin. Android development is not the only USP of Kotlin. Since the backend programming language has high interoperability, it suits multi-platform development as well. What’s more, JetBrains has also added Gradle support in Kotlin which enables the developers to write in Gradle files. Thus, writing native iOS applications in Kotlin becomes very easy. Business benefits of Kotlin As businesses are looking to get out of the horrors of 2020, Kotlin can be a great ally for them. It facilitates faster development and is comparatively very cheap. Also, Kotlin is a universal backend programming language. Therefore, transfer from one platform to the other becomes very easy. As mentioned above, Kotlin has a very easy learning curve. Thus, the language is less error-prone and gives the developers a chance to find the errors easily. Kotlin is a very safe and secure backend programming language. Everyone understands that data security is the most essential thing to rise in the modern business world. The Kotlin developers are integrated into the semantics principles. These principles prevent the occurrence of common mistakes that often happen during the execution of the program. Ruby and Ruby on Rails for standardized web app creation Ruby on Rails is slower than Python but still is one of the top three well-known backend programming languages.David Hansson in 2003 first wrote Ruby on Rails with an aim to simplify the process of web and app development. In 2021, Ruby on Rails will play a pivotal role as it helps in reducing the time spent on standardized tasks. It minimizes the website development time by 25% as compared to other languages. In addition to it, there are some amazing advantages of Ruby on Rails that will help businesses in the long run. Top Ruby on Rails advantages for developers and businesses We have listed some of the top advantages of this backend development below. * The code which is written in Ruby on Rails is crisp, clear and very consistent. In addition, this programming language is one of the most time-efficient frameworks in the world. * It has a large community of developers. Thus if the developers face any problem during web app development, they have a large pool to rely upon. * It reduces the time taken for web app development as the developers can reuse the codes to a greater extent * Ruby on Rails (RoR) works on Model-View-Control-Format. This simply means that it is easier to separate the business logic from the other parts of the app * The coding process in RoR is self describable and easily readable. Therefore, the rookie developers do not need any extra documentation to start any new project * The developer can develop a prototype of the future website at a faster rate with Ruby on Rails The backend programming language is further known for its predictability and stability.  Due to its predictable nature, the developers find it easier to add new features according to the requirement. Moreover, the framework is suitable for long-term projects and can be used in all kinds of business industries. Below is a list of projects which can benefit immensely from Ruby on Rails * Database solutions * Content sites * Social media sites * Ecommerce sites Moreover, we have also listed some of the top companies who prefer Ruby on Rails as their backend programming language. They are: * Dribble * Groupon * Airbnb * Apple * Hulu * YellowPages * Zendesk PHP for creating immaculate websites and apps PHP is a convenient backend programming language that is very flexible and has immaculate features. This is why PHP is considered to be the future of backend development in 2021. Moreover, the syntax of PHP is very expressive which provides creative freedom to the developers. PHP has inbuilt website development capabilities. It promotes rapid website development by simplifying it with a basic structure. The developers can add features to the app without writing complex and lengthy codes. This backend programming language allows developers to work with a wide range of relational databases. Moreover, PHP automates common web development tasks like session management, URL mapping, caching, etc. Its built-in security features guards the website against threats. Besides the established players of the software world, budding entrepreneurs can also use PHP as it is cost-effective. Besides this, the developers can perform the unit test in an efficient manner with PHP. PHPUnit is the object-oriented unit testing framework for PHP. It helps the backend developers to run and write the tests in an efficient manner. Most of the frameworks in PHP are open-source thus the developers have no dearth of options. PHP vs Nodejs: What To Choose in 2021 Read More [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/php-vs-nodejs-what-to-choose-in-2021/] Conclusion The listed backend development programming languages will be essential for companies to rise in 2021. Business organizations can use them to the core once they understand their requirements and select the backend programming language accordingly. It is necessary for the businesses to select the best language for backend according to their requirement. Apart from the language, you need to ensure that you have the best backend developer for your project. Do not compromise on the quality of backend developers as it can make or break your project. Looking For Expert Guidance on Your Dream Project? 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16 Feb 2021 | 9 Min Read
Best Node.js Frameworks For Efficient Web Development

This modern landscape is facing a surge in emerging technologies and advanced software. For instance, various programming languages are used for mobile apps: Java for Android, Objective-C for iOS, and .NET for Windows. However, JavaScript frameworks (especially Node.js) remain the most popular web technologies when it comes to developing web apps. Developers are on a constant hunt for the best Node.js frameworks offering top features that fit their requirements. Node.js is emerging as the most preferred choice since the majority of back-end and full-stack developers refer to Node.js frameworks as their go-to choice. Table of Content * What Makes Node.js a Preferred Choice? [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/best-node-js-frameworks-for-efficient-web-development/#what-makes-node-js-a-preferred-choice] * What is Node.js? [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/best-node-js-frameworks-for-efficient-web-development/#what-is-node-js] * Types of Node.js Frameworks [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/best-node-js-frameworks-for-efficient-web-development/#types-of-node-js-frameworks] 8 Best Node.js Frameworks in 2021 [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/best-node-js-frameworks-for-efficient-web-development/#8-best-node-js-frameworks-in-2021] 1. Express.js [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/best-node-js-frameworks-for-efficient-web-development/#1-express-js] 2. Koa.js [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/best-node-js-frameworks-for-efficient-web-development/#2-koa-js] 3. Meteor.js [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/best-node-js-frameworks-for-efficient-web-development/#3-meteor-js] 4. Socket.io [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/best-node-js-frameworks-for-efficient-web-development/#4-socket-io] 5. LoopBack.io [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/best-node-js-frameworks-for-efficient-web-development/#5-loopback-io] 6. Nest [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/best-node-js-frameworks-for-efficient-web-development/#6-nest] 7. Adonis [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/best-node-js-frameworks-for-efficient-web-development/#7-adonis] 8. Hapi [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/best-node-js-frameworks-for-efficient-web-development/#8-hapi] What Makes Node.js a Preferred Choice? * Node.js can increase app performance by 50% [https://nodejs.org/en/user-survey-report/] while cutting down the development costs by 58% [https://nodejs.org/en/user-survey-report/]. * All industry leaders including Amazon, Netflix, eBay, Reddit, LinkedIn, and PayPal are using Node.js at server-side processing. * It is the 8th [http://infographicsrace.com/node-js-framework-stats-facts-about-node-js-development/] most used server-side programming language that can provide huge community support in 34 [http://infographicsrace.com/node-js-framework-stats-facts-about-node-js-development/] languages. What is Node.js? Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform runtime environment used to execute JavaScript codes outside the browser. To run JavaScript frameworks on the backend servers, one needs a virtual machine such as Google’s V8 [https://hackernoon.com/javascript-v8-engine-explained-3f940148d4ef]. Node.js is used by backend service APIs (Applications Programming Interfaces) for building their services. These services power client applications inside web browsers and mobile apps. In short, Node.js is a wrapper covering virtual machines like V8 that offers rich features through easy-to-use asynchronous API. It is an ideal choice for creating highly-scalable, data-intensive, and real-time backend services to power web applications. Advantages of Node.js include * Great prototyping and agile development along with high speed for building super-fast and scalable services. * Support for the widely used programming language: JavaScript * A clean and consistent codebase with a large ecosystem of open-source libraries. Best Node.js frameworks provide developers with unique toolsets to develop different use cases while saving a lot of time and money. Node.js is quite a popular technology with an active community of developers. The community is constantly building new frameworks for faster Nodejs development. Hence, choosing the right framework, when there are so many options in front of you, gets difficult. Some frameworks offer development freedom while others support automation. Which one to go for? 7 Unbeatable Reasons to Use NodeJS For Enterprise Apps Read More [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/7-unbeatable-reasons-to-use-nodejs-for-enterprise-apps/] Types of Node.js Frameworks Every web-app technology has different kinds of frameworks to offer. These frameworks support a specific use case in the development lifecycle. There are three types of Node.js frameworks — MVC, Full-Stack MVC, and REST API. 1. MVC frameworks for Node.js These Node.js frameworks provide the users with a valuable design pattern that splits application logic into three essential parts - models, views, and controllers. It is extremely simple to maintain and scale the app with an MVC framework. That’s because MVC helps you separate development concerns. Express.js is a widely popular Nodejs MVC framework. 2. Full-stack MVC frameworks for Node.js If you’re building a real-time app, Full-Stack MVC frameworks is an ideal choice. These frameworks offer comprehensive scaffolding, libraries, and template engines along with a wide range of other tools. Not only this, but they can also take care of both frontend and backend development of applications. 3. REST API (Representational State Transfer) The best Node.js frameworks help developers build apps faster with a ready and well-known REST API built experience i.e., you don’t have to worry about the architectural styles of network applications. Almost each of these frameworks offers a ready programming interface that can save plenty of time while building apps that require an internet connection. Hiring Nodejs Developers? Here’s Everything You Should Know Read More [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/blog/hiring-nodejs-developers-heres-everything-you-should-know/] 8 Best Node.js Frameworks in 2021 1. Express.js Express is the first choice of developers when they are asked to make a list of the best Node.js frameworks. It provides the developers with complete flexibility and freedom to customize the look and feel of the application which makes it one of the best Node.js frameworks. Express.js is a perfect choice for single-page web applications, websites, or public HTTP APIs. Benefits of Express.js * Provides support for various plugins and extensions. * Offers seamless data integration and an easy learning curve for the developers that are already familiar with Node.js. * Brings URL-based routing mechanism using HTTP along with a robust, scalable, and fully customizable approach. * Comes with MVCs to create centric applications and supports 14+ template engines. When to use Express.js Express.js is a versatile framework that suits all types of web and mobile app developments, be it small or enterprise level. You can develop web apps faster with Express as it’s readily available for API generation. 2. Koa.js Koa.js, one of the best Node.js frameworks, is a big server-side framework that enables you to design and develop a server-side application having greater efficiency and error-handling capacity. It offers so-called generators to avoid callbacks and constructively normalize the Node flaws. By using Koa.js, one can manage various types of content having the same URL. For instance, translating a page, personalizing content for an eCommerce website, managing different formats of images, etc. Benefits of Koa.js * Offers a high level of app customization. * Comes with the availability of ES6 Generator [https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/javascript-generator/] that allows developers to avoid callbacks. * It has a lightweight structure to boost app performance. * Provides a modular approach to develop complex web applications and makes it easier. When to use Koa.js Koa fits the bill when you need to develop high-performance web applications since it integrates components like content negotiation, normalization of node discrepancies, redirection, etc. Hence, handling big projects with Koa is way easier. 3. Meteor.js Meteor.js is Node.js’ full-stack framework that allows developers to build real-time web and mobile applications. It uses a single API for both the front-end and the back-end development processes to ensure flawless operations. Meteor.js is considered as one of the best Node.js frameworks because it offers a heavy-duty web application development process as compared to Express. Benefits of Meteor.js * Enhances the development efficiency of the software development company since it uses the same code support for different devices. * Reduces the coding requirement for web and mobile applications. * Offers ease of integration with other programming languages such as Angular, React, Vue, etc. When to use Meteor.js Meteor is the perfect option to develop both mobile and web apps. It’s not only easy and simple to learn, but also allows you to use the same code for writing both apps. The best part about using Meteor: it can be used to deploy live updates even on the installed apps without disrupting an on-going user session. 4. Socket.io Socket.io, a Javascript library, is used for building real-time apps and establishing bidirectional communication between web clients and servers. This library framework helps you develop applications with requirements for WebSocket development [https://hackernoon.com/implementing-a-websocket-server-with-node-js-d9b78ec5ffa8] . For instance, apps like Whatsapp continuously run for live updates and keep refreshing the background process for updates or messages. Socket.io, being one of the best Node.js frameworks, also offers real-time analytics in fewer lines of code which is why many companies like Bepro, Barogo, and Patreon, use it. Benefits of Socket.io * Offers real-time analytics and binary streaming along with simplified socket management. * Allows the developers to tailor URL routing for web sockets. * Detects errors automatically and helps in fixing them in time. When to use Socket.io Ideal for developing real-time applications that require servers to push data without being requested from the client-side. For instance, dashboard APIs, Score Tickers, Chatbots, video conferencing apps, etc. 5. LoopBack.io LoopBack.io is an extensive, fully-featured backend framework using which developers can customize the app codes consistently. Also, it brings a high speed and offers secure authentication and permission settings which is why many developers consider it as the best Node.js framework. Benefits of LoopBack.io * Offers support for multiple databases and add-ons for file management and third-party logins. * Makes app development quick and hassle-free by providing structured codes and rich documentation. When to use LoopBack.io LoopBack.io can be used to build rich end-to-end APIs and handle API requests. It’s also ideal for building an external API service that expedites the development process, boosts security, or enhances authentication of the app. 6. Nest Nest offers a complete development kit, which supports a wide range of libraries and uses progressive JavaScript frameworks for the development, to build enterprise-grade applications. The fact which makes it one of the best Node.js frameworks is that it implements the MVC pattern and provides extensibility along with offering native support for TypeScript, which lets you access optional static type-checking and strong tooling for large apps. Benefits of Nest * Low learning curve and allows the use of other libraries. * Offers modular architecture for complete development flexibility and dedicated setup for all kinds of application testing. * Brings design patterns and sophisticated solutions to the Node.js world. When to use Nest Since Nest is based on out-of-the-box architecture, it is best suited for developing reliable and highly-scalable server-side applications that can be maintained easily. 7. Adonis Adonis, an MVC framework of Node.js, offers a steady ecosystem to write scalable server-side applications. Not only this, but it also runs on all major operating systems, securing its position in the list of best Node.js frameworks. Benefits of Adonis * Easy to learn and accessible. * Offers a secure development platform and requires less coding for web apps. * Has its own CLI (Command Line Interface). When to use Adonis Adonis.js helps you develop web applications and web services that can return the JSON responses from a controller. It also enables full-stack web app development with support for frontend technologies that are compatible with Node.js. Hence, it’s used to develop fast, interactive, and highly secure applications. 8. Hapi Hapi is a commercially centered server and open-source framework that can be used for web app development. It provides the developers with great development support for a large team, especially the one that manages multiple tasks simultaneously. Hapi also offers rich and reliable security features. This is why many developers access this framework for developing proxy servers, REST APIs in addition to desktop applications. Benefits of Hapi * Offers an outstanding framework for large size and distributed teams. * Provides extensive support for the reusable components and support for amazing plugins. * You get a wide choice of built-in plugins. When to use Hapi Hapi is the preferred choice for developing a secure, scalable, real-time, and social media application. We are a team of expert developers, testers and business consultants who strive to deliver nothing but the best. Planning to build a completely secure and efficient Node app? 'Hire Nodejs Developers [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/hire-us/hire-web-developer/hire-node-developer/] '. The Bottom Line We discussed some of the most popular Node.js frameworks that can be used for web app development while making the process efficient. But one must thoroughly understand the types of Node.js framework, their use cases, and must draw “Node.js frameworks comparison” before choosing any of them. Want to build a web app using NodeJS? Our experts can guide you on all the important aspects of NodeJS app development, specific to your industry. Schedule a free call with our NodeJS expert [https://www.thirdrocktechkno.com/contact-us/]

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