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.