24 Jun 15 Industry Insights
Stepping onto the stage back in 1995 in a glorious infamous fashion. JS has set a trend and built a reputation on dominance and demand.
Why and how?
Step into my time machine and let’s take a look at the past, present and future of this formidable script.
What a dude.
I wish the tale was a bit more exciting but alas, we are stuck with mere grinding work that brought forth a programming language ( or is it a scripting language; I have never been able to tell ) that has shaped the future of web-development and design.
This of course seems archaic to the developer of today. Tech, as we all know it, moves fast and forward. Sometimes peddles back - for example, look at how mechanical keyboards have come back in fashion for gaming - but in development and design, we want to innovate.
Along with the tyrants such as the big blue whale “IBM” and the Red Cross “Xerox” and the rest of the Silicon Valley’s trend setters - yes, I never forgot you old Billy boy and The Steve - we entered a world we could have never predicted. The 90’s swiftly swung around with the internet bubble floating to the surface with Josh Harris.
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We are now bombarded with hundreds and thousands of apps and platforms being released almost daily. YouTube, Twitch, Azubu, SnapChat, Steam, on and on and on. My mind is clogged at this currently moment. I can’t manage to sort out which platforms to use as examples to express the vast and great tech advancements that have taken place.
Today we use several devices to interact with the web: desktops, tablets, mobile phones, wearables and laptops. All needing new, innovative ways to interact and scale across various screen sizes and hardware and tech and remain powerful and able to deliver the content you, we, want.
Content needs to respond and adapt
This resulted in:
- More mobile-friendly websites in search results
- More relevant app content in search results
So developers, as the lazy yet innovative rascals they are, design frameworks that allow for faster development and deployment whilst keeping UI and UX at the heart.
Hence why we’re now seeing node.js, angular.js, backbone.js, react.js and many, many more popping up all over the place. (Click on the logos to see what they can do!)
I sit in awe of tech advancements and the JS language. It is a solid tool with no end in the near future.
Pushing our TM ever so slightly further into the future we are made aware of tools such as meteor, Rendr, three.js, cylon.js, D3.js.
I am passionate about tech and how it transforms and shapes our interactions. I am however, not a creator of frameworks or a tech guru, merely a tech fanatic.
Hence I leave you all fellow knowledge seekers with the following t hought and a slight bit of insight with regards to a post soon to follow.
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