It’s hard to imagine the modern digital world constantly evolving software. Development companies and teams are striving to adopt the latest innovation to improve productivity and overall efficiency. What will the year 2023 be like in terms of software evolution? Let’s look at six emerging trends for the coming year.
1. Rise of modern programming languages.
(https://pypl.github.io/PYPL.html), which analyzes the frequency of tutorial searches on Google, confirms that these three languages are the most popular among developers. The Java-compatible language Kotlin is gaining popularity among Android app developers, and Rust has grown in popularity since Google began using it to code low-level parts of Android.
2. Low-code and no-code approaches
Low-code and no-code concepts lower the entry barrier into programming, enabling even non-developers to tailor certain elements of the software to their specific needs. It also allows them to save valuable time and improve business application efficiency. No wonder the low-code development market grew by more than 60% between 2018 and 2020 and tripled during the Covid-19 pandemic (see KPMG report for more information low-code-unifying-fabric.pdf (kpmg.us).
Low-code is unlikely to completely replace software development, but this approach is expected to experience a huge popularity rise over the coming years. There is also a global shortage of skilled software developers.
3. Boost of Internet-of-Behaviour concept
While the Internet-of-Things (IoT) has been around for some time, the Internet of Behavior is a newer concept. It lies at the intersection of IoT and personalization and refers to the multitude of usage data generated by gadgets and apps. The use of all that interaction data steers the development of new software and features. Insights obtained from analyzing users’ preferences and their interaction with various platforms will help developers to build more advanced apps that consider human psychology.
4. Serverless computing
Cloud adoption is expected to grow and accelerate in 2023, making serverless architectures more affordable and efficient. In a serverless environment, event-driven flexibility allows for dynamic scaling. Meanwhile, a runtime-based, pay-as-you-go model helps make the use of resources more cost-effective. Approaches such as Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) and Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) enable developers to reduce infrastructure costs, ensure dynamic scalability, and improve application delivery efficiency.
5. Progressive Web Applications (PWA)
Native apps for mobile devices, on one hand, deliver a better user experience.
On the other hand, developing apps for different platforms is a more labor-intensive and costly process. Also, users need to look for apps in different marketplaces. Progressive Web Apps, or PWA, were introduced in 2015 by Google. They offer the best of both worlds, that is, web and platform-specific apps. They are easy to deploy. Yet, they can be installed and allow you to work offline, thanks to service workers. PWAs can run on all platforms, are faster to develop, and allow the developer to store all content in a single central location. Since 2020, PWAs are seeing fast growth and this tendency is likely to continue in 2023.
6. Remote development environments
Remote development environments have become easily accessible since the launch of services such as GitHub, Codespaces (Microsoft), and AWS Cloud9 (Amazon) in 2021. They are likely to become mainstream for developers worldwide. Moving development workspaces and IDEs to the cloud improves scalability, provisioning, flexibility, security, and support. All these benefits make remote development environments an excellent choice for developers in the coming years.
The desire to increase efficiency will be a driving force behind software development trends of 2023. Each of the listed trends helps to increase the speed of software product delivery and make development more universally accessible while remaining secure and high-quality.
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