Software development trends for 2021
Biggest Software Development Trends of 2021
The world of software development (and what makes games possible) is constantly evolving and will continue to improve in the years to come. Social needs are often the source of many advances in the world of technology. They also result in the need to update protocols, especially in response to cybersecurity threats.
A good example of this is how blockchain is thriving in a climate that requires a secure method of enforcing contracts. There are also many conversations taking place about ethical ways to advance the advancement of artificial intelligence.
Many companies are turning to third-party technology companies to stay on top of this new era of digital acceleration. Leverage expert knowledge to help them find new ways to drive their internal operations so that their clients benefit with their bottom line.
While this is undoubtedly a complex subject and some predictions will suffer in hindsight, we can make some educated guesses about emerging trends in the software development industry for 2021 and beyond.
Trends for 2021
Focus on pivoting clouds
We have recently witnessed the critical importance of cloud services that can be tailored to a user’s needs. Some businesses have seen sales skyrocket in 2020, such as grocery stores and medical supply companies, while others, including airlines and other travel-related industries, have declined significantly. Companies doing business through the cloud were less likely to have to pay for data services, which greatly helped them while trying to stay afloat. We anticipate this is where many businesses will turn in the years to come in an effort to adapt to unpredictable circumstances.
Increased use of blockchain
If you are not familiar with blockchain, it is a system that records information in such a way that it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to hack or cheat the system. It is a digital ledger of transactions which is duplicated and distributed over the network of computer systems on the blockchain. With a focus on cybersecurity, some of its capabilities will be extended in 2021 to include smart contracts that will be increasingly used by security-conscious businesses and businesses.
Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Technology
Artificial intelligence technologies are expected to experience significant growth in 2021 and beyond. It is predicted that companies that develop their artificial intelligence capabilities are more likely to be successful. One area that is gaining attention is natural language processing (NLP), which gives computers the ability to write text and software programs without human intervention, dramatically increasing business efficiency.
The conversation around ethical artificial intelligence is also expected to become even more relevant as technologies advance. This is because the smarter computers become, the more important it is to ensure that they don’t start behaving in ways that humans are unable to control. It may sound like science fiction, but the consensus among scientists in various disciplines is that artificial intelligence could pose an existential threat to humanity if not properly regulated.
Increased development of low-code and no-code software
Software engineers are in high demand. Companies struggle to find developers because of the mismatch between the number of coders in the workforce and the number of companies that need these services. For this reason, many companies are turning to low-code / no-code (LCNC) computer programs as a viable solution to this problem.
These programs allow companies to hire employees to use this type of software without the education and training requirements necessary to work with traditional software development. It allows employees to perform a wide range of functions and makes operations more agile. Interest in these programs is expected to increase in 2021 and continue to do so in the years to come.
Increase in native application development
With mobile devices becoming more and more popular every year, even replacing desktop computers for many applications, mobile applications have become an area of increased interest for software developers in recent years. Many developers who work for large companies are now using what is known as native application development to build agile applications with advanced performance capabilities.
Native app development means that you can simultaneously create multiple versions of an app so that it can be used on any mobile device operating system (OS), including iOS and Android. We anticipate dramatic growth in this area in 2021 and beyond.
Growth for the Internet of Things (IoT)
This is an area of increased interest for countless industries. Internet of things is the term used for all the many physical objects and devices such as smartphones, cameras, and even refrigerators with online capabilities that operate through the internet. It’s impossible to say how many devices make up the IoT, which affects not only our personal lives, but all industries, from education and healthcare to shipping and manufacturing.
The growing IoT will create a number of new jobs, including positions in software engineering, security analysis and other industries that contribute to writing software and preventing exploitation. digital information by hackers.
Increased focus on user experience
Good software isn’t just about functionality – developers should also consider the usefulness of a product or website to customers throughout their user journey. What may be intuitive and easy to understand for a software developer may be absurd for the average customer. User experience (UX) has become a popular topic of conversation in business circles large and small. It plays a key role in the marketing of services and products, and it is expected to gain increased attention in 2021.
These are just a few examples of some of the software development trends that we anticipate – and hope – to see in 2021 and beyond. Our forecast is based on current trends in the field, so if you are running your own business or team, we advise you to keep an eye out for these areas as technology is also likely to have some surprises in store for you!