As front end engineers, we live in exciting times. The big three of Front End Frameworks are all approaching or have had major new releases. Ember released 2.0 less than two months ago by making it a stealthily easy upgrade from its previous version. Just a couple weeks ago React released 0.14, a major step on its march to 1.0. AngularConnect, a conference in London later this week, will likely shine light on Angular 2’s timeline. Continue reading
Front end development is the development of those elements of a website that the customer sees and interacts with directly. It is a combination of programming skills (knowing which program to choose) and aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, the color and font choices). The challenges associated with front end developers is that the tools and techniques used to create the front end of a website change constantly and so the developer needs to constantly be aware of how the field is developing.
There are several tools available that can be used to develop the frontend of a website, and understanding which tools need are best fit for which task means the difference between a hacked site and well designed and scalable site.