Frameworks like React, Vue.js and Angular are here to stay. React is still the most popular, not only this year but in the near future also. We can also mention other tools like Svelte which has been gaining popularity according to Stack Overflow 2021. But in my opinion, it’s not a very serious competitor against the top three frameworks. A lot of engineers have spoken about it and said it’s a cool tool. But when we are saying about real projects and real requests from customers, it would not usually fall in a list of tools in the list of skills.
We have also seen a growing trend in server-side rendering infrastructure where we can pre-render static content and static front end to improve the performance of their applications, SEO and content management. In this case, tools like Next.js in combination with React.js might be a great choice for SSR (Server-Side Rendering) that helps to solve such issues.
We are seeing our internal pictures mirror the same world picture. In the first place, React.js, sometimes with a combination of Next.js. Our top three frameworks are React, Vue.js and Angular. This is the picture now and I can see it being the same in the future. When a new client approaches us, the technical teams come to us with a specific skill set with a specific list of technologies. In some cases, we will suggest or advise something.
How has the division grown over the past 4 years?
The division has grown from a small group of people 4 years ago to the 4th biggest division at Godel. We have a wide range of experts in all trending frameworks and tools. As I’ve mentioned before, we have Angular engineers, Vue.js engineers, and a lot of React engineers.
We want to see the development of a more international and diverse culture inside our division because we have a lot of offices in different countries. We will be excited to extend the division as we open new offices and locations at Godel. We also plan to increase our local recruitment for engineers in Poland and Lithuania as we expand across Europe. This will make our division more inclusive and diverse – I think it’s an interesting direction.
What do you see as your biggest challenge?
Another thing we would like to see introduced in our division is a community interested in web accessibility, where we will come together to discuss core topics. We are also trying to integrate more dialogues to enable the teams to share experiences of their skills with our junior engineers and mastery students.