Software development trends 2019: What to look out for

Posted on December 10, 2018
Kevin Bell

Trends in software developments are ever-evolving, and you may often find them to be short-lived. In fact, ideas in the digitized world become stale too quickly. The secret to success in this competitive business environment lies in remaining future-proof. Currently, business leaders heavily rely on custom software development services from the reputed professionals, who help them walk a step ahead of time. New trends in software development are about to appear in 2019. The demand for accomplished software developers remains constant. However, the advent of the blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI) has infused the industry with a greater degree of enthusiasm. 90% of the European and North American banks have already invested in blockchain. The challenge now lies in aligning these technologies with the existing software and developing new ones based on AI and blockchain.

Here are some of the trending software technologies, that will be absorbed into the mainstream in 2019.

Blockchain technology

The blockchain technology has several applications beyond cryptocurrencies. Across all industries, the blockchain technology is gaining ground rapidly. Business firms dealing with supply chain, administration and medical data are incorporating the blockchain technology into their software to streamline the process. Last year, IBM had launched its own blockchain platform, and other leaders are likely to introduce their own platforms, banking on blockchain. Professionals specializing in software development services are working in close association with their clients to leverage their software infrastructure. Banks, distributors, governments and other organizations are keen to embrace the blockchain technology. It will effortlessly make its way into the mainstream in 2019.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity continues to be a daunting challenge for business firms. A research reveals that 18% of the business organizations have reported about cybersecurity breach at least once in the last one year. The loss or leakage of processing data (67%) is the greatest concern for the professionals dealing with cybersecurity. Next comes data privacy threats (61%) and confidentiality breaches (53%). These statistics clearly reveal that business firms across all sizes are trying to strengthen their cybersecurity. They will be heavily banking on the companies specializing in software development California to combat these challenges. With this, the developers have a new responsibility to execute.

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is a catalyst for the digital transformation of business firms from all verticals of the industry. Developing software integrated with AI is now a priority. An analysis by Gartner reveals that by the end of 2018, the AI industry will reach $1.2 trillion and the value of AI-driven business is likely to cross $3.9 trillion by 2022. Business firms, in an attempt to stay abreast to the latest software trends, often partner a software development company. In the next one year, over 40% of business organizations will be using AI to automate their operations. This ensures a better user experience, while you keep your technologies upgraded. Once implemented, AI-backed software will enhance the quality of customer experience and services.

Progressive web apps

Progressive web apps are web pages or websites that resemble and work like conventional mobile apps. The popularity of these apps is on the rise, and 2019 is likely to witness a large-scale integration of these type of software into the mainstream. These are integrated with the latest browser technology, capable of delivering an enhanced mobile experience to the users. They can enjoy the feeling of mobile apps, while they use a browser. These are less complex in terms of development, while the maintenance costs are also lower. Flipkart, BookMyShow and Twitter Lite are only a few to mention.

 Low-code development

The low-code development technology has been comparatively new and has made its way into various businesses swiftly. In developing and deploying enterprise-grade software, it has proven to be a faster solution. 2019 is likely to witness a greater integration of the low-code development technology into software. In recent months, the acquisition of Mendix, a low-code development company by Siemens for $730 million clearly indicates the demand for the technology. In fact, it is becoming popular faster than the conventional software development methodologies. Even developers without extensive knowledge in coding can develop software through low-code development.

In a nutshell, 2019 will witness a greater penetration of technologies that are in use since the recent past. Business leaders with foresight and acumen have already braced up for these changes. They have been seeking custom software development services from the reputed companies, who come with an advanced skill set to strengthen their software. Get across to one of the established developers to bolster your business.

Kevin Bell

Kevin is heading Marketing and Sales at Octos Global. Kevin's hobby is to share his insight with fellow marketers. With his all of technical knowledge, company and customer side experience, he brings unique and deep understanding to email marketing that combines best practices with actual-tested projects and disposition in real world cases.