Software development is one of the most lucrative businesses, which has undergone numerous changes over the last few years. Due to Covid19, many companies have modified their web and app development processes to meet the fast-changing market’s needs. And owing to the latest cryptocurrency boom, blockchain technologies have become highly sought after. So what does the future hold for the world of software development? Quite a lot.
The short answer is everywhere. It’s used for Web-based applications, Android applications, Embedded systems, Cloud-based applications, IoT applications, gaming applications, Software tools, big data, video games, and so on.
Java remains one of the most popular programming languages ever used by software developers and is now #1 in CodingDojo's list of 2022's top programming languages. And not only this year. According to the TIOBE Index data for the last 20 years, Java has always been among the three most in-demand programming languages. More precisely, it’s currently used by 9 million software developers because of its versatility, security, and simplicity of use.
The Growing Trends in Software DevelopmentLaziness is the mother of progress, and currently, the technologies and tools that can facilitate the implementation of different processes and activities are on the rise. Most of them are already extensively used by companies and software engineers all across the globe:
- Microservice orchestration
- REST API Design
- Immutable infrastructure
- Deep learning
- Cloud centralization
- Reactive programming
- The upcoming years will make smaller apps more popular. It means that developers will try to pack as many features as possible into a tiny package.
- Physical hardware will disappear thanks to cloud storage services.
- Use of AI will continue to grow in all fields.
- Blockchain technology will improve.
- Innovative and interactive UI will be released.
The Future of Software DevelopersNot surprisingly, these recent tech shakeups have made software engineers worry that there will be a shortage of software developer posts and that the demand for them will go down in the future. In reality, these massive shifts occurring in the IT world won’t seriously influence software development. Instead, they may bring some extra benefits:
- As more and more companies now embrace automation, more specialists who can develop the code to make AI possible are needed.
- Speaking about the emergence of no-code and low-code platforms, they shouldn’t make software nervous but should be considered an “extra assistant,” helping them solve small problems and leaving more time for innovation. Ultimately, no-code and low-code platforms will never replace the creativity and problem-solving capabilities inherent to software engineers.