Hot Software Development Trends That Will Take 2020 By Storm

Posted: Jan 25 2020, 12:32am CST | by , in Technology News

 
Hot software development trends that will take 2020 by storm

In light of so many new technologies being introduced to the market, the software development industry is bound to change in 2020 and adopt new trends.

70% of software development companies state that their clients demand AI-powered software. AI developers engage in creating chatbots, machine learning techniques, and business automation tools. Over 55% of software providers agree that Blockchain Technology has a promising future in 2020, and 50% of industry leaders think service providers should focus their efforts on the Internet of Things.

That being said, it’s the time to discover the software development trends that will have a roaring success in 2020.

Trend 1 – The Blockchain technology will go beyond Bitcoin

You don’t have to be a trader to know that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a new way of making money. This article won’t talk about the growing success of cryptocurrencies, but about the technology behind them called Blockchain.

At the start, Blockchain was used only in the finance industry, but it expanded to sectors like logistics, healthcare, software development and public administration. In 2020, the Blockchain
Technology is used to help companies reach new heights.

Do you know what Blockchain is?

It’s a series of non-changeable data records multiple computers store and manage. All data is transparent when multiple entities manage it, and it cannot be changed unless it meets specific criteria. It’s expected that Blockchain Technology will impact the software development world because it faces continuous growth. With its help, developers can implement and build decentralised and secure solutions that provide resolutions for various problems.

Trend 2 – Phyton will conquer the software world

Python seems to be everywhere, no matter if you develop software, process data, analyse data or take a photo of a planet. TIOBE ranked it as the 3rd most popular programming language.

Source: https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/

For many software developers, it’s surprising to find out that Phyton was two times more popular in 2019. Even if the TIOBE index contains some flaws and limitations, it’s widely accepted as the primary source of programming language ranking.

It’s expected that Python will be even more popular in 2020 and overthrow C and Java in the following years, so keep this in mind when you hire dedicated developers for your project. JavaScript is dealing with a phenomenon called JavaScript Fatigue because it’s no longer omnipresent when developing software.

Python experienced an upswing because it lowered the hurdles of getting into programming and grew a great community. New generation developers and data scientists are huge fans of this programming language.

Trend 3 – Progressive Web Apps are still a hot trend

Some asked if Progressive Web Apps are still a trend in 2020. The answer is simple and clear. YES. They are popular in 2020 and will probably maintain their success in 2021. Why? Because they provide the most up-to-date and coherent user experience and have numerous other benefits. For example, Starbucks’ PWA is 99.80% smaller than the native app. It has only 233 kB.

Businesses face major blow to conversion rates when they launch poorly designed websites or apps filled with bugs. Progressive Web Applications provide the solution to these problems because they can combine the good bits of the app and website to enhance the user experience. PWA can cut the bounce rates and improve conversion rates. AliExpress is one of the brands that use PWA to boost their conversion rates.

PWAs are used to offer application-like experience in a browser. It’s affordable to develop and distribute them, they need no updates, provide better SEO, require less data usage, and enhance customer experience and conversion rates.

Businesses should consult a dedicated development team before deciding if PWAs are an effective solution for them. Experienced software developers can assess their needs and suggest the software that will best serve them.

Google and Adobe are only some of the brands that count on PWA when they develop software.

Trend 4 – Kubernetes establishes its sovereignty

In the container orchestration industry, Mesos, Docker Swarm and Kubernetes fought for supremacy. Kubernetes is the winner and it seems nothing can stop its growth in 2020. Kubernetes works like an Operating System for the Cloud that is a Distributed System. When Kubecon + CloudNativeCon North America took place in 2019, 12.000 attendees took part at the event, two times more than the number of people who joined the event in 2018.

A graphic from CNCF/Linux Foundation shows the growth of Kubecon + CloudNativeCon from 2015 until 2019.

It’s predicted that in 2020, Kubernetes will be the Backbone of the Cloud Native movement.

Trend 5 – Microservices are mainstream in software architecture

Google Trends shows a shift towards Microservice Architecture in the Software Architecture paradigm. Because the world will move towards the Cloud in 2020, it’s expected the Microservice Architecture will dominate the industry. Because it’s 100% compatible with the Cloud’s fast software development, the Microservice Architecture will grow stronger in 2020.

It arose in 2012 and relies on decomposing a Software system into autonomous units that can be deployed independently. It relies on the technique device and conquer, and works similar to a Lego cube made from blocks you can easily separate and place back together.

But because developers face the music when designing Microservice Architecture, some of them will be tempted to use the Monolithic Software Architecture. Only the ones who use the best practices can design it.

Microservices are expected to be a hot trend in 2020 because they bring advantages like development scaling, application scaling, development speed, modularisation, modernisation, and independent deployment.

Final Words

The above trends show software developers where the industry is heading in the future. They need to learn new technologies to build the futuristic apps, companies and individuals expect to work with. Business owners can use these trends to take their companies ahead of their competition, by providing a top-notch experience to users and lowering operational costs.

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