By Glorium Technologies, a full-cycle app & software development company focused on helping VC-backed startups achieve success for their products on any stage – from software development to market launch.
Software development is rapidly evolving and changing. With each new year, we see drastic advancements in the sector. The annual value of the software development industry is increasing exponentially and is expected to expand from $593 Billion per year to almost $737 billion by 2023, a huge increase. Still, we shouldn’t be surprised, given the current rate of technological development we are seeing.
Today we will explore several new trends and challenges accompanying this huge annual growth rate. This article will help developers continually produce successful products by
anticipating and incorporating them into their software development process or product.
AI is a fast-emerging trend and a popular topic in the Software Development industry. AI has taken the world by storm in recent years. We have seen the rise of AI art generators, AI music, and AI-assisted coding.
Artificial Intelligence assisted coding is the biggest AI development in the Software Development industry. AI-assisted coding can automatically complete and suggest a Developer’s code using certain extensions. AI will dramatically disrupt the development space, and you must be ready to take full advantage of it.
AR and VR innovations are being implemented into machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve existing products and develop new ones. In the coming years, we can expect to see improved web technologies incorporating AI, such as WebXR, improved AI libraries and overall, more technologically advanced AI products. Implementing some AR or VR aspect into your new products can be a great way of fueling product interest from investors and the media.
The push towards Web 3.0 truly has the potential to revolutionize how we use the internet – Web 3.0 will be the successor to the current Web 2.0 iteration of the World Wide Web. Web 3.0 is a work in progress and will be a fully decentralized open web with more utility and functionality than its predecessor.
Web 3.0 will facilitate the implementation of Artificial Intelligence – tying in nicely with the trends we have already mentioned. Apple’s Siri is an example of a Web 3.0 application that uses speech recognition technologies and AI to search and deliver results. Web 3.0 can improve your products using AI and machine learning to provide a more personalized user experience.
Demand for Cloud-Based Services
Cloud-based services are increasing in demand year after year. Storage is increasing, costs are decreasing, demand is growing exponentially, and hardware-based systems are permanently switching to the cloud. New software development offerings should capitalize on the cloud-based boom and ensure their products make the most of it.
The peer-to-peer network that Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies are on, the Blockchain – will develop many uses in the software development field. Most people don’t realize it, but the Blockchain has many uses outside of crypto.
With the push towards Web 3.0, Blockchain could be used to transform the software development industry by offering decentralized products without intermediaries. For consumers, this can have many benefits. Blockchain technology will develop and grow in the coming years, and we can expect to see its usage in many more software development products.
Development Expectations and Outcome
One challenge the industry faces is the need for developers to adapt constantly to changes and new technologies. With each new wave of development comes new practices and tech that must be learned – forcing producers and developers to adapt their products to new principles.
Maintaining a unique product design will remain a challenge, particularly when managing the design influence of several competing stakeholders. With the software development industry so heavily saturated with competition, developers must ensure that their product is original and not copied from other products.
Increasingly complex data regulation and product privacy requirements are a huge challenge for the software development industry. Users and governments are increasingly pushing for cumbersome regulatory landscapes filled with red tape.
These new landscapes make it difficult for products to conform in terms of data privacy. When creating new products, developers must be aware of the latest data privacy trends in one or several countries and adapt their products to ensure they comply with the industry’s goals. Non-compliance with data privacy laws can have far-reaching consequences for developers and organizations.
Keeping Pace with Innovation
As each year brings new waves of technological advancements, product designers and developers must ensure they keep up the pace concerning the innovative developments of the industry. Products must be designed nowadays to accommodate the rapid pace of innovation. Organizations offering their developers up-to-date training and professional development will be well-placed as we advance.
Future of software engineering is quite uncertain. For developers to be successful in the coming years, they must be aware of the industry trends and challenges outlined in this article. Organizations must be aware of these trends and challenges to train and prepare their developers to provide innovative and industry-disrupting products. Developers and organizations well-prepared for the future will experience the greatest possible success in the ever-expanding and growing software development market.