The Future of Web Development: An In-depth Analysis of Micro-Frontend Approaches

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Volume-71 Issue-11
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Nilesh Savani
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V71I11P109

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Nilesh Savani, "The Future of Web Development: An In-depth Analysis of Micro-Frontend Approaches," International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, vol. 71, no. 11, pp. 65-69, 2023. Crossref,

Web development has witnessed transformative shifts, evolving from simple, text-centric pages to dynamic, user-engaging platforms. This evolution, marked by the introducing of technologies like CSS, JavaScript, and AJAX, has led to the rise of Single Page Applications (SPAs) offering desktop-like experiences. With the proliferation of mobile devices, frameworks like Bootstrap and libraries such as React and Angular have become pivotal. Concurrently, backend architectures have transitioned from monolithic structures to modular constructs like microservices. This research delves into the emerging paradigm of micro-frontends, exploring various methodologies for their implementation. These methodologies include the Single-SPA “meta framework”, multiple SPAs with distinct URLs, and IFrames with Window.postMessage APIs, a shared events bus, Varnish Cache integration, standardized web components, and “Blackbox” React components. Each approach offers unique advantages and challenges, emphasizing modularity, encapsulation, and interoperability. The research concludes that the choice of micro-frontend methodology should align with project-specific needs. As web development continues its innovation trajectory, understanding and harnessing these methodologies become crucial for building scalable, maintainable, and efficient web applications.

Web development, Microservices, Micro-frontends, Single Page Applications (SPAs), Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Responsive designs.


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