Trends in Software Development

Cloud computing

All types of electronic gadgets pipe into a cloud. Cloud storage makes life easier and allows you to access the same information using various electronic devices. Electronics manufacturers everywhere are investing heavily in software created with the cloud in mind. Cloud computing and cloud security professionals are in high demand.

Mobile

In April 2015, Google released a mobile-friendly update that prioritized websites which were designed to play well on mobile devices like smartphones. In turn, companies all over the world over-prioritised the mobile experience, thus making iOS and Android developers very busy people.

Looking forward, mobile will be big on the minds of all developers especially because mobile Google searches have surpassed desktop searches in several countries including the United States and Japan.
Single-page applications (SPAs)

Gone are the days when you need a bulky and cumbersome website. Currently, SPAs allow you to load a single HTML page that’s dynamically updated and refreshed as you interact with it. However, the creation of this fluid, responsive, and streamlined experience relies on a lot of JavaScript.

The Internet of Things (IoT)

Nowadays, countless electronic devices are connected to the Internet, servers, clouds, and each other—a development called IoT. With the rise of IoT, software developers need to remain vigilant and figure out how to best program these devices to help users control them.
Sensors vs. scanners

No matter which technology you prefer–sensors which automatically collect data or scanners that require user action—somebody needs to program these things.

Security

With increased connectivity comes heightened concerns about security. Now more than ever, security software needed to protect new technologies is paramount. After all, what good is all this technology if it isn’t protected?

If software development is part of your business model, the benefit of designing with trends in mind will imbue your products and services with quality and longevity. After all, you can ignore fads, but trends are heralding the future.

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