7 Fantastic Big Data User Interfaces For Web Developers

Big data is changing the state of web development in incredible ways. Smart brands are utilizing data technology to its fullest potential.
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Big data is playing an incredibly important role in the future of the web. Asim Rais Siddiqui of UX Matters recently discussed this in a very well-written blog post titled Big Data: Revolutionizing UX Design Strategies.

Big data analytics is helping companies streamline the delivery of web services. They can use automated algorithms to match content to user expectations. One of the ways this is accomplished is through personalization, which uses complex AI tools.

Big Data is Driving the Future of UX Development

When it comes to developing websites and applications, user interface (UI) and user experience are of the utmost importance in the designing process. The fast pace of big data technology and tools to improve the nature of front-end web development. There are a variety of frameworks and libraries that are used by developers to design the websites most frequently used on the internet. 

The ultimate goal is to enhance the UX through engaging and user-friendly functionality with sophisticated big data technology. What are the best UI development tools in today’s market place? We will answer this question and more as we explore the current development landscape. 

The Significance of JavaScript

If we failed to mention the significance of JavaScript (JS) in the evolution of the user-interactive experience, we would be remiss. Javascript may not be the most widely used big data language, but it has some very useful features.

Less than a decade ago, Flash ruled the web development space. If there were multimedia elements on a webpage, then it was powered by Flash. JS was developed as a language by the team at Netscape used to work in conjunction with HTML and CSS to provide the interactive that is enjoyed by users daily. 

HTML coding is used to create the page content, images, and link data. The CSS coding is used to develop the style, fonts, coloring, and content positioning. JavaScript was developed as a language to create software that is administered to the browser by piggybacking on the HTML file. This singular development is responsible for the live and interactive nature of the most popular websites today. All of the tools on our list are written using JavaScript. Let’s take a closer look.

1. React  

React is a library that uses preset components to simplify the process of developing interactive user interfaces. It would not have been possible without massive advances in big data and analytics technology. The library was developed by the team at Facebook. Its meteoric rise has led React to the top of the heap. A predominant number of companies now use React JS for user interface development. It’s lightweight and simplistic functionality make it an appealing option. 

Advantages: 

  • Simplistic
  • Creates dynamic web applications with relative ease
  • Reusable components

Disadvantages:

  • JSX language requirements create a barrier to use
  • High rate of technological turnover
  • Documentation for newer features is scarce

Companies that Use React

  • Airbnb
  • Facebook
  • Netflix
  • Shopify 
  • Robinhood

2. Angular

Angular is a big data framework designed to develop web applications. The all-inclusive platform offers robust solutions for application and UI development. Until recently, Angular was the most used UI development tool. Angular offers the full gambit of application development features using a total package approach.

Advantages: 

  • Uses modules
  • Model-view-controller (MVC) architecture 
  • Enhanced design architecture

Disadvantages:

  • Complex 
  • Limited SEO options
  • Steep learning curve

Companies that Use Angular

  • Google
  • Snapchat
  • Amazon
  • Lyft
  • Delivery Hero

3. Vue

Vue is a library for developing interactive web interfaces. Vue is a distant third behind React and Angular as the most popular big data-driven UI tool today. It is also the new kid on the block. It has a growing community of dedicated users and is building its library of big data and analytics tools by the day. Vue is best known for its user-friendly operation. 

Advantages: 

  • Compact
  • Simplistic and intuitive
  • Flexible

Disadvantages:

  • Overly abundant flexibility can cause design issues
  • Small community
  • Rapid evolution causes inconsistency

Companies that Use Vue

  • Trivago
  • Accenture
  • Stack
  • Kmong
  • Glovo 

4. Ember

Ember is a JS framework that is designed to be an all-inclusive solution to take on the typical tasks involved in UI development. The automation of standard operations with new big data tools makes this framework stand out. The MVC nature of this tool also makes it a favorable tool. 

Advantages: 

  • Helpful CLI
  • Comprehensive data library
  • Built-in testing tools

Disadvantages:

  • Coupled too closely to jQuery
  • Limited customization
  • Steep learning curve

Companies that Use Ember

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitch
  • Square
  • Groupon
  • Thoughtbot

5. Svelte

Svelte is a big data framework that is used to develop interactive user interfaces. Instead of waiting until runtime to interpret your application code, the ideal JavaScript is developed at build time. Svelte is also an excellent solution for building reactive components. 

Advantages: 

  • Compact
  • Simplistic
  • Reactive/intuitive

Disadvantages:

  • Lacks sufficient third-party module use
  • Small community
  • Testability

Companies that Use Svelte

  • Prober
  • Cloudless
  • Konist
  • Noppo
  • Jetaro

6. Django

Django is the only tool on this list that is not written using JS. Django is written using Python. This high-level framework focuses on developing clean and pragmatic design quickly. Django is a trusted framework for some of the internet’s busiest websites. This open-source solution is designed to rapidly take and idea from conception to inception. 

Advantages: 

  • Secure
  • All-inclusive solution
  • Fast

Disadvantages:

  • Monolithic and lacking diversity of approach
  • Knowledge of the complete system is necessary for use
  • Components are deployed together

Companies that Use Django

  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Dropbox
  • Udemy
  • Spotify

7. JQuery

JQuery is a JS library intended to simplify HTML and CSS scripting. JQuery works across platforms. This open-source solution is a lightweight and popular among designers. Clearly, one of the most impressive aspects of jQuery is the fact that Flash-like animations can be created that work on all platforms, including iOS, unlike Flash. 

Advantages: 

  • Simplistic
  • Quick solution 
  • Healthy open-source growth

Disadvantages:

  • Lack of support for some open-source changes
  • High rate of technology turnover
  • Misuse of coding can result in large unmanageable files

Companies that Use jQuery

  • Uber
  • Twitter
  • Slack
  • Fiverr
  • Reddit

Big Data Platforms Are Invaluable to UX Optimization

As you can see, there are a host of viable tools out there for developers to use. Different companies have different ways of assessing and addressing their core issues. They are all relying on big data tools to facilitate these functions. Different features or processes will draw certain companies to a particular framework or library. What is most important for your company’s development needs?

Matt James
Matt James is a veteran marketer & tech geek that has helped many large brands increase their online footprint. He specializes in influencer outreach and business growth.