Tools for Frontend Web Development – The way we develop frontend web and native submissions has become more modular, componentized, and organized. Less focus should be given to applications and configurations and more to the creation and composition of apps.

Is list will not present the new cutting advantage tools you didn’t hear of yet but will alter your daily life (that’s another list I’m making). But instead, game-changing and well popular tools will help speed up frontend development to make you a better developer — with more able time.

Netlify and Vercel — Backend for Frontend Devs

Vercel and Netlify are two stages that go head to head.

Both offer a simple way for frontend designers to deploy static sites. Both intellectual away the pains and overhead of dealing with servers and microservices to deploy tools websites and offer frontend developers a straightforward and friendly workflow to host and deploy their static websites.

Netlify creates its kind of repository that pushes both to a Github repository and its microservices. Then, it executes and allocates content across a wide CDN to bring pre-built static sites.

Vercel is a placement platform for frontend developers. Vercel enables designers to host websites and web services that deploy instantly and scale automatically without any complex server configuration.
Both platforms provide solutions for builds, placement, and hosting.

Both hosting platforms have a GitHub-integrated workflow, cool features like serverless functions support, and different APIs. While Netlify’s dev experience is fantastic, a HUGE plus for vertical is serverside rendering, which lets you quickly deploy a fully working Next.js application in minutes.

Ripple CI — Propagating Frontend Component-Driven Builds

When working frontend component-driven with Bit, you can relish Ripple CI. While still in closed beta (get access), It is undoubtedly a resolution for the web.

Instead, it builds only components. More accurately, it makes every and all impacted parts — everywhere. When you push a change to an element, Bit “knows” which other features depend on that constituent and will propagate and build the changes to all impacted parts across different applications.
Since every element is constructed independently in isolation, you can quickly learn which change broke which part, where, and why.

Since Ripple builds nothing but components, it saves a significant amount of build time simply by not making anything that did not change. Some teams using Ripple’s beta version testify dipping up to 90% on build time.

And Ripple leverages Bit to create visual broadcasts for every change to a component, page, and application. It is Sci-Fi, and it works.

Stencil and Svelte — Web Components for Real

Custom components and widgets made on the frontend Web Constituent standards will work across contemporary browsers and can be used with any JavaScript collection or outline that works with HTML.

Stencil is a “web Component compiler for structure fast, reusable UI machinery and Progressive Web Apps”. It uses TypeScript, JSX, a tiny virtual DOM layer, effectual one-way data compulsory, an asynchronous rendering pipeline, and lazy-loading to engender standards-based Web Machinery.

Stencil also unlocks capabilities such as Server-Side Version without the need to run without a head browser, pre-rendering, and “things as properties” (instead of just strings). Stencil mechanisms are easy to create as they are fundamentally ES6/TypeScript classes with decorator metadata.

Jest and Cypress — Test-Driven (Almost) Fun

So not much need to familiarize these two. But, what is the critical difference, and which one should you use for what project?

Jest is a “delightful JavaScript Testing Framework with a focus on ease”, — which says a lot. Jest takes a friendly approach for frontend:

Built on top of the Jasmine test framework, using close expect(value).to Be(other) assertions, automatically mock Common modules returned by requiring. Making most existing code testable, and has a short response loop: DOM APIs are ridiculed. And tests run in parallel via small nodes.