Top 3 Software Development Trends That Are Worth Following
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Top 3 Software Development Trends That Are Worth Following

Gone are the days when software developers used to build their careers on a single language. Today, clouds, websites, mobile applications and everything in between have mixed up so much that it is impossible to survive with only one language. So, software developers must learn different languages and frameworks.  

But while software development trends like mobile apps and cloud computing endured, others faded in history. Some of these trends included storage tapes, market reporting software, LISP, etc. As software trends often come and go, it becomes difficult for developers to decide which one to stick to.  

However, what if we say that there’s a way to futureproof your resumes? As per industry experts, there are certain trends that will likely stay the course. Let’s have a look at what they are. 

Low-Code and High-Code 

Currently, low-code is extremely popular among software developers. However, it doesn’t mean that high-code lost its popularity. Both low-code and high-code are needed today.  

But as Shiva Nathan, founder and CEO of Onymos, says “There’s always a big pendulum that swings between low-code and high-code. From ‘Hey, you can do it with drag-and-drop’ to ‘Only hardcore software engineers can do it.’ Then the pendulum swings back and says, ‘Not everything can be done with that.'” Thus, it looks like there’s a balance between both. 

According to John Bratincevic, Forrester Research analyst, “There will be a lot of code written over the coming years, and there will be a lot of low-code development also. For example, a lot of code will be written as components that will be composed and assembled into solutions on a low-code platform. Both are needed.” 

AIOps and MLOps 

The next software development trend we are going to talk about is AIOps and MLOps. These AI and machine learning apps help in automating and streamlining DevOps workflows. Charlotte Dunlap, research director at GlobalData, says “Tools such as DevOps for IBM Cloud Paks, introduced in 2020, give a broader audience access to advanced analytics that previously fell into the domain of data science.” 

She adds, “MLOps is being used to overcome the broader issue of what’s referred to as dark data, i.e., being able to access, collect and organize the customer data which organizations have gathered, but haven’t been able to leverage to provide meaningful insight.”  

Srini Kadiyala, CTO of OvalEdge, says “AI-enabled coding apps build complete automation into the software development chain, increasing speed and accuracy during the coding process.” 

So, while MLOps can reveal more data insights, AIOps can save time and resources for software developers. 

Spatial Computing 

Spatial computing is another software development trend that is worth noting. It usually involves creating applications that are spatially aware, like integrating IoT with augmented reality.  

John Marcus, the GlobalData analyst, says “Spatial computing also has industrial applications, including quality control on the production line and better asset tracking. But COVID-19 and climate change are driving the spatial computing trend.” 

To Conclude 

Engineers and developers must familiarize themselves with these software development trends if they want to stay competitive. Surrounding themselves with the limitations and opportunities of these trends will definitely future-proof their resume. 

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