It is said soon, but they have been immersed in web development for more than 14 years. This means that I have been able to experience first-hand the evolution it has undergone; from the days when we defined the structure with tables (yes, table tags as you hear it) to the appearance of frameworks that allow us to do things that were unthinkable a few years ago.
Along the way I have also experienced intense debates. Where should the CSS go? And the state? Angular, React or Vue? And, of course, the vertigo of feeling that for a few years it has been impossible to keep up to date 100%.
I remember that one of my serious projects was developed with Drupal (PHP). Those were the days of the great monoliths, in which the server was in charge of processing the request and generating the corresponding HTML with all the necessary CSS and JS.
And then AngularJS came along. And everything changed. At least for me.
Today I want to review with you the process of change that has led us here. None of us think we can guess the future of web development, but learning about the past may help us become aware of the changes that have driven the big leaps.
However, two changes brought it back to popularity and community interest:
- The standardization of the DOM and its adoption by the European Computer Manufacturers’ Association (ECMA).