Svelte is a new way to build UIs on the web. While this may sound like it's been done many times before, Svelte has a different approach. Instead of pushing the complexity of the UI generation and maintenance in form of browser abstractions, Svelte works completely at compile time.
The scene for Node.js developers for a general purpose framework has been fairly stable. Express.js continues to be the number one option, but it is growing a bit long in the tooth and the future of Express remains murky.
Search continues to be the top driver of traffic to a large majority of websites. While Facebook and other social media platform are growing, good visibility in search results (SERP) continues to be crucial.
So how to make sure you stay on top in results in the fast-moving web development scene with adoption of standards like Web Components?
The technical merits of React are hard to challenge. It has sparked a revolution in how developers build web user interfaces - with or without React. Facebook's somewhat unclear licensing (BSD+Patents) have been fuel for FUD among Open Source developers. FOSS communities continue to have a built in resistance to "evil corporations", to which Facebook can easily be classified to.
Many web developers recall working with Sharepoint as a web CMS as a horrible tool. Customization the table structures generated by the proprietary backend code was the antithesis in the heydays of the web standard movement in the 2000's.
During 2016 some of the risks that security experts have warned regarding the IoT (Internet of Things) have realised.