The pandemic created volatility, causing IT to fall globally. However, the industry has rebound with an increase in the overall projected spending. The software development industry has been lately focusing on developing software to help society in building apps without any IT expertise that can help monitor all the patients in hospitals and to track social distancing in offices and workplaces. Here are the most noticeable trends in the software development industry.
- No-code and low-code development
Setbacks and problems are always a part of software development. About 20% of these software projects fail and about 52% of them will face many challenges. The process of software development is expensive too. These things have encouraged software development companies to find a simplified method to create a no-code or low-code software development technique. It does not require any coding skills or advanced knowledge in IT and facilitates fast and easy software development.
- Rise in cloud computing
The pandemic also increased the use of cloud computing. Many businesses made use of their remote working capabilities, which brought a huge shift in IT requirements. Companies who wanted this shift used cloud computing to adjust to the rising needs of the new situation. Several surveys showed the use of cloud computing services increased in the pandemic period. The crisis situation also showed the benefits of cloud computing for businesses.
- Increase in the development of malicious software
Experts predict the concern of cybersecurity in the coming years. Many software professionals say that Ransomware will be a threat for a long time. Therefore, businesses will look for tools to protect all their assets. The year 2020 witnessed a rise of 435% in ransomware when compared to that of 2019. Hackers are mostly targeting energy companies, hospitals, and government agencies.
- AI adoption
The global market of artificial intelligence is expected to grow in the coming years. Many industries are already using machine learning and artificial intelligence. It has also become a part of many homes. COVID-19 also accelerated the adoption of AI and it will keep on going in the years to come. This technology reduces errors, which increases the efficiency. Banks and the healthcare sector are already utilizing AI technology to improve their performance.
- The rising popularity of Rust
Rust is a programming language that has been gaining momentum recently. Several surveys show that it has become the favorite programming language of many people in a very short time. It is the second most used programming language in the world. The most noticeable feature of Rust is that it avoids the risk of bugs related to the memory of the software. Its performance, security, and speed are also important factors that add to its popularity.
- Acceptance of IoT
The Internet of Things or IoT technology is expected to witness expansion in the next few years. The number of total IoT connections has already surpassed the non-IoT connections. Experts say that smart speakers will be the most popular IoT trend in the coming years.