Top brands surely possess enough human resources and budget to experiment a little bit here and there with modern programming technologies and try what suits best for them. In turn, their example might serve as a guiding light for smaller businesses or potential competitors who want to learn from either success or failures. And a wise person always tries to learn from others.
That is why we prepared a list of efficient technologies that were chosen by some of the world’s most popular organizations.
Disclaimer: this is not a “top” of any sort and the numbers are put there purely for the numerological purpose.
Node.js can skyrocket your business just as it helps NASA to sky its space rockets. Seriously, Node.js became a vital and even life-saving technology for the agency. After nearly a fatal event for one of the astronauts that occurred due to an ineffective data hosting, NASA decided that it is crucial to come up with a quick and optimal solution. Eventually, their choice fell on Node.js that allowed storing specific data on one cloud database and helped significantly reduce the access time.
Apart from that, Node.js is a single programming language both for frontend and backend and combined with all possible tools included, this technology allows for fast and efficient development. Node is also a choice of Paypal, LinkedIn, Medium, eBay, and there are more.
Can’t imagine your life without dank memes? Me neither, so let’s be thankful for progressive web application (PWA) technology since our favorite 9GAG app was built on it.
PWA is a combination of a website and a mobile application that requires minimum development time and works on various platforms. You basically transform your website into a mobile app. Thus it kind of serves as a substitution for the cross-platform or native development. The key characteristics of PWA are its terrific loading speed provided by the usage of local cash and the ability to work offline with already loaded data. It also allows using push-notifications to keep your users informed about new content.
And… what if I tell you that you’re using PWAs every day? Here are some popular companies that opted for this technology: YouTube (YouTube Music), Pinterest, Uber (m.uber), OLX, Starbucks.
The quality of this article would probably suffer unless Vue.js helped to create Grammarly. Vue framework appeared as a result of the
laziness efficient working methods of one of Google’s employees — Evan You. He developed something that allowed for quick prototyping of complex web-app interfaces, as well as for full-fledged development.
Vue.js offers a great set of tools that helps to ease and reduce the time of the development process. It allows building lightweight websites that work really fast even on slow computers and with a bad internet connection.
The framework is maintained by the community of programmers, who strive to make it better for themselves and people.
Regardless of your online experience, you definitely know at least one company who use Vue.js, since they are Alibaba, GitLab, Xiaomi, Behance, Netflix (for small, internal apps), and... drum roll... OTAKOYI.
One does not simply write about Vue without mentioning React.js, its main competitor. They are quite similar though: both use Virtual DOM, both use component approach, both focus on the core library, leaving secondary features for additional libraries.
In turn, the significant advantage of React is that it has a JSX syntax. It helps to efficiently manage clumsy HTML, creating simpler and cleaner code. It is also SEO-friendly and its websites demonstrate incredibly fast and smooth performance.
There are people who opt for Vue, and those who choose React, including Instagram, BBC, PayPal, IMDb, and The New York Times. There are also those who use both, as Netflix does.
Your Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be the same if Symfony did not allow one particular website to support almost a billion of requests at the same time. Yes, I’m talking about the... hmm… the “Hub” of the adult part of the Internet.
Symfony is a PHP framework that allows creating some really powerful digital products. It is also quite costly and time-saving thanks to various available bundles that help improve the feature set. Symfony suits large and complex projects that may grow or change.
The framework is trusted by many world-class companies, including BlaBlaCar, VOGUE, National Geographic, TED.
This was a shortlist of technologies preferred by well-known organizations. Hope it was informative or at least entertaining. Better if both.
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