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Frontend in 2017: The important parts

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Kaelan Cooter, software engineer at LogRocket, wrote a good post on the state of JavaScript and it's ecosystem in 2017. I'm very curious to see how WebAssembly will mature in the next year. There seems to be a lot of potential there.

A lot has happened in 2017, and it can be a bit overwhelming to think about. We all like to joke about how quickly things change in frontend engineering, and for the last few years that has probably been true.

At this risk of sounding cliché, I’m here to tell you that this time it’s different.

Frontend trends are starting to stabilize — popular libraries have largely gotten more popular instead of being disrupted by competitors — and web development is starting to look pretty awesome.

In this post, I’ll summarize some of the important things that happened this year in the frontend ecosystem with an eye toward big-picture trends.


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