For the last decade, web application development has been changing at a rapid pace. The web has become far more globalised and open with the advent of mobile technology allowing for browsing on the go.
This means that alongside new opportunities comes new tools to try and capitalize on such opportunity. So, with that in mind, what are some of the top tools that people are using at the moment to engage with sound and effective web application development in 2017?
What tools should ambitious, budding developers look to start learning?
- PhoneGap. A rather interesting tool to start with, PhoneGap is essential for quality development in 2017 for many reasons. A full FOSS environment, this allows easy development for all typical platforms on the mobile market, and makes the most of standard web development languages. Those who are familiar with Java and/or HTML should have no problems in getting to grips with PhoneGap. It’s also got the Adobe Air add-on that makes it even better to use, ensuring you can maximize its features for things like location usage, camera management and accelerometers.
- RhoMobile. Rho is one of the most popular projects of its kind at the moment, giving you access to a Ruby-built open-source frame to build around. This allows for the development of high-end native applications, ensuring that you can match up with the operating system that you feel your market is going to be most suitable to. It’s made for building a large volume of mobile-based apps today, and has become one of the most popular tools for doing so.
While the process of development can feel increasingly challenging, tools such as the above help to strip back some of the uncertainty and confusion that reigns supreme over the whole industry. If you are interested in learning more about mobile development, or development in general, then you would do well to invest in any of the above tools.
For what looks to be the near to medium-term future, these tools are going to play a critical role in app development overall, starting today.