Application Modernization leveraging Modern UI Frameworks
Most software-driven enterprise that use and support legacy applications to run their business-critical process face an unmitigated risk of a legacy burden. These applications are typically incompatible with technologies like cloud, analytics, and mobility, limiting enterprises from achieving innovation and success in the disruptive, digital world.
Application Modernization is one of the things enabling organizations to adopt current technologies and implement cloud services through a process of refactoring business applications to align better with current business needs. Many C-suite executives acknowledge the fact that legacy application modernization is a high priority for many business imperatives. The business demand for application modernization service is estimated to increase from $6.87 billion in 2017 to $16.67 billion by 2022. Yet, businesses are unsure of the right strategy and the correct way to move forward.
While choosing an application, it’s essential to be aware of the different conventional approaches, their pitfalls as well as the quick fixes.
Choosing the Best Framework for Web Development
When compared to other popular front-end frameworks like Angular and Vue, React is much easier to learn. It helps to build a rich user interface and allows developers to write their components, reuse codes, and create a modularized design. This makes apps easier to maintain and build upon, enabling complex infrastructure that is more easily developed and scaled.
React’s Virtual DOM implementation and rendering optimizations make it fast, which significantly reduces page load time, making it SEO friendly. Developers using React have to make their own design choices. It updates often and sometimes can be challenging to stay with the latest documentation.
Vue is adopted by industry giants such as Adobe, Behance, Alibaba, Gitlab, and Xiaomi. It offers detailed documentation that helps create a low learning curve for developers. It uses virtual DOM for faster and better performance in comparison to the other frameworks. Though Vue applications integrate easily into an existing framework with no negative effect on the system, it offers fewer resources than React and Angular.
Developers can use HTML as the template language and extend HTML syntax for expressing the application components. AngularJS data binding and dependency removes much of the need for coding. It uses TypeScript which provides great support for type checking and another external tooling.
Angular is supported by Google and is a reliable framework to learn. Its language service allows for autocomplete inside of component external HTML template files, speeding up the development. Because of the many features of this framework, it slows down the performance as compared to React and Vue.
Building Desktop Applications with Electron Framework
Open-source developers, startups, and established companies highly use Electron to build desktop applications. The reasons why it has become so popular are:
- The electron framework always comes with the latest version of Node.js and Chromium. Thus developers can use cutting edge platform features supported by both.
- It comes with several APIs that have access to operating system features.
- The framework delivers direct access to Node.js API, NPI module from web pages within the application.
iLink’s Application Modernization Strategy and Service
Modernization isn’t just limited to legacy applications or outdated software that are on the verge of expiration. It is a modern approach for next-Gen applications that strengthens both customer and business-centric processes. iLink helps organizations to achieve the flexibility and agility necessary for digital transformation and cloud rearchitecting.
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