Software development is a constantly evolving industry and you need to keep up to date with big software trends that are coming down the pipeline. Computing is moving away from the traditional desktop and onto tablets and mobile phones. The end user is more cognizant of what is possible and that has created a demand for more versatile software. If you work in software development then here are some of the trends you need to keep an eye on.
Agile is Here to Stay
This methodology has been used for a number of years, but it is gaining popularity lately. A huge percentage of software companies rely on this to make projects work. This method is far less time consuming and that gives you quick deployment and you can improve the software, per the client requirements easily and rapidly.
The Internet of Things
The internet of things has completely changed the world of app development. You are going to see a huge amount of growth in this sector. The internet of things allows for the exchange of data by linking your smart devices and homes to the internet. With the amount of connectivity increasing it means programmers and network managers need to find upgraded solution. Users want control and communication with devices at all times. Here is a closer look at the changing world of the internet of things.
Cloud Computing Will Continue to Grow
Smaller and medium sized business are moving many of their processes to the cloud, they use the cloud to run most if not all of their core business applications. While IBM, Amazon and Google are the big players here, the expected growth for cloud applications is over 20%. Business are moving everything from customer service applications to their accounting to a cloud based platform.
This is used to be thought of largely as hype but Cambridge Analytica and the most recent election have changed how we look at meta data. This is a growing industry especially when big business wants to know what their customers think. The spending on the analytics market will exceed more than $130 billion by the year 2020.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
We are already seeing tremendous growth in this sector and companies like Google are dumping millions of dollars into research. There will be more breakthroughs done on self-driving cars, chatbots, personal assistants and robotics. We have barely scratched the surface of what is to come with AI.