30 May 2022
7 min read
But what’s so special about these libraries that they deserve special attention? These libraries promise to make coding faster, easier, and overall more enjoyable. I recommend taking some time out in 2022 to take them for a spin!
Here’s a list of the ones you should try out in 2022 if you haven’t already started to work with them. They may not be the most popular right now, but I predict they will be in three years!
- Fast, small, and feature-rich library
- It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers.
- Best used for creating beautiful animations
- It is used for both client-side and server-side scripting.
- Manipulate HTML documents and develop web applications
- Supports HTML, CSS, and SVG
- Manipulate the DOM by using a Data-driven approach
- Allows you to bind arbitrary data to a Document Object Model (DOM)
- Helps to create animated transitions
- React.js is a library for building interactive user interfaces
- It's composed of reusable UI components that make it easy to create complex and responsive user interfaces without sacrificing performance or SEO.
- It may not be as comprehensive as other libraries, but it makes up for it with better performance and ease of use.
- All Lodash methods are chainable and iteratee-first for cleaner code and better readability.
- With Lodash, you can format the date and convert it to a string.
- It is a feature-rich library that provides methods for functional programming and helps you write cleaner code by minimizing the verbosity of everyday tasks.
- Lodash comes with all sorts of goodies to help make working with arrays, objects, strings, numbers, etc., easier and more fun.
- It’s small (about 8kb minified and gzipped), and it doesn’t take much to start using it.
- It’s ideal for writing concise code to perform multiple operations on arrays and objects.
- It’s a dependency of Backbone.js but is also very useful on its own.
Mocha is a test framework for Node.js and browsers, making asynchronous unit testing painless. It's easy to write tests with mocha because it handles all of that annoying setup code you don't want to write.
It’s lightweight (2kb gzipped), simple to use, customizable, and has no dependencies. iziModal can be used anywhere you need a modal window: from websites to mobile applications or even desktop applications.
Webpack is a module bundler that simplifies web development by handling asset management and builds. Webpack works with any type of library or framework. It can bundle CSS, LESS, SASS, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, and more. It also has plugins for other languages like Java, C++, PHP, etc.
There are thousands of articles online that try to predict what will be relevant in five years’ time—but these lists are rarely based on any criteria, and usually just include things that their authors think will be popular.
A Freelance SEO Consultant who also loves to blog about technologies.See other articles by Fawzan