“Predictions, predictions and more predictions” Each expert has his own set of calculations to guess the future trend of something they specialize in.
The pressure to keep up with the trends is particularly high during this time of year. Even big, elite companies around the world are stressed (probably more than smaller ones). We want to take the pressure off your shoulders and list the trends that really and really make a difference. So, let’s take a look at the software development trends.
Keep in mind that the software development landscape evolves rapidly, so it’s essential to stay updated with the latest trends and technologies. Here are five trends that might shape the software development industry in 2023 and 2024:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
AI and ML technologies were already making significant strides in various industries in 2022. In 2023 and 2024, they are likely to continue evolving and being integrated into software applications for tasks like data analysis, natural language processing, and computer vision. Developers will increasingly use pre-built AI/ML models and platforms to accelerate development.
The low-code/no-code development approach simplifies application development by allowing users to create software with minimal coding effort. This trend is expected to grow as more organizations seek to streamline development processes, reduce costs, and involve non-technical stakeholders in application development.
Cybersecurity and Privacy
With the increasing frequency of cyberattacks and data breaches, software security will remain a top priority. In 2023 and 2024, developers will continue to focus on building secure software, implementing robust authentication and encryption mechanisms, and adhering to privacy regulations such as GDPR and CCPA.
Containerization and Kubernetes
Containerization technologies like Docker and container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes have gained popularity for deploying and managing applications. These trends are expected to continue, as they offer scalability, portability, and efficient resource utilization for software development and deployment.
Edge computing involves processing data closer to the source, reducing latency and bandwidth usage. In 2023 and 2024, software development will increasingly target edge computing environments to support applications that require real-time processing, such as IoT devices and autonomous systems.
Quantum Computing (Emerging Trend)
While quantum computing was still in its early stages in 2022, it’s an emerging trend that could significantly impact software development in 2023 and beyond. Developers will explore quantum computing’s potential for solving complex problems in fields like cryptography, optimization, and simulation.
IoT (Internet of Things)
IoT is impacting everything. Your cars, houses, roads, industrial equipment, smartwatch, and even your vacuum cleaner are becoming a data collection device. These devices are collecting huge amounts of data to obtain intelligent and actionable information.
IoT experts can build systems that can help you integrate smart devices, network connectivity, and computer-based systems. You will need expert professionals in information management, large volumes of data, automatic learning and analysis, dashboards, and visualizations.
2017 was the year of data breaches, so of course, 2023 will be a year in which hackers will become more sophisticated. Yes, to everyone’s horror, they will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch even more serious and dangerous attacks. Even cybersecurity solutions will use machine learning and state-of-the-art security technologies.
There will be greater demand for managed and hosted security services as well as an increase in the response to incidents and the adoption of automated processes to detect threats.
We’ve already heard a lot about Blockchain. 2023 is expected to be a year that will mark the year of the interruption in terms of business-class blockchain platforms. There will be an increase in the number of applications created for blockchain platforms. Until 2016 there were only 5000 full-time blockchain developers around the world. In the coming years, the number will increase several times.
Augmented reality and virtual reality
Spending on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality software will increase. Even the hardware will become a market of over $4 billion by 2023. There are a greater number of applications that use the power of AR and VR, and more recently the mixed reality (AR and VR available on PC).
The rise of the cloud
The cloud has changed the game for consumers and businesses around the world over the past decade. However, this year, we will see the cloud platform market position itself more on customer benefits than on their technical capability.
Cloud platforms are rarely purely technological platforms but could be described more as cloud applications that favor a user-centric experience, such as the experience offered by apps. Apple’s iPhone has been behind this concept of cloud applications, and Salesforce has made it available to businesses with its Lightning platform (i.e. Force.com) and AppExchange. Microsoft, along with Office 365 and some Azure components, is also moving in this direction. Finally, keep an eye on Facebook and Google for unique customer experiences.
End of monolithic software architectures
Previously, the software was designed for a given technology platform, taking advantage of platform-specific features, which resulted in monolithic software packages. The shift to customer-centric platforms makes this approach less attractive as it creates a dilemma. When developing an application on a given platform, which will never, work in this environment; it is necessarily designed in a monolithic way; therefore, it lacks the architectural flexibility to offer the customer experience expected by the market.
Originally posted 2019-09-18 17:55:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter