What is the future of Software Development

What is the future of Software Development?

Published on: 10 Jan 2019

By Vinod Subbaiah

If you are in the tech industry, you know how quickly things change. There is no denying the fact that businesses that are able to adapt themselves to such changes are far more likely to succeed and stay ahead of the competition. Today we are going to talk about the top 5 trends in technology that will shape the future of software development.

1. Containerization

Application containerization is an operating system–level virtualization method used to deploy and run distributed applications without the need to launch an entire virtual machine for each app. Containers essentially work as a way of packaging software. Running containers is thus predictable, repeatable, and immutable. Docker and Kubernetes are container technologies that help you run applications within Linux containers. Many organizations have already adopted this thread. In a few years, it will be uncommon to see people not using containers.

2. Functional programming

In Computer Science, functional programming refers to the style of building structures and elements of computer programs by considering computation as the evaluation of mathematical functions without changing state and mutable data. Functional programming is still in its infancy and hasn’t gained widespread acceptance. With Elm and Facebook’s ReasonML, however, more developers are adopting functional programming.

3. Multiplatform UI development

Today there are very few solutions that help us develop a single web-based frontend for both iOS and Android. Multiplatform UI development will become essential in the near future because developing individually for different platforms is definitely inefficient.

4. Software to build software

Smaller companies often find themselves in a situation where they need to pitch a concept but they don’t have the programming knowledge to code a prototype. Software to build new software and mockups will be an important step to remedy the situation. It would narrow the gap between a concept/idea and the actual product. Such software will make showing proof of concepts affordable. It would be a godsend for startups.

5. Human behavior modeling

Yet another promising trend in programming will be in the sphere of human behavior modeling. Algorithms to replicate human behavior outcomes such as shopping decisions will completely change the face of digital marketing. And predictive algorithms could help in law enforcement and crime prevention.

Vinod Subbaiah