Top 3 Software Development Trends We Can’t Ignore

Author: Charter Global
Published: October 10, 2019

Machine Learning/AI, DevOps, and MicroServices

Technological trends have always influenced how industries, business enterprises, and investment parties make decisions. Constantly changing digital landscapes require software development teams to evolve and adopt certain trends to maintain relevance and participate in the modern technological climate. Don’t let your business get left behind.

The following software development and testing trends will help you drive digital transformation and increase productivity in your business.

1. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

The major scientific breakthroughs from machine learning and AI will continue to receive a lot of buzzes this year. Many advancements in these areas are on the horizon.

International Data Corporation has predicted that there will be more than 50% of growth in AI by 2021. Without a doubt, AI and Robotics are the biggest and most exciting trends to change industries in 2019.

We can begin to write and predict new test cases based on the following sub-topics under the ML/AI umbrella:

  1. Log files
  2. Defect analysis
  3. Test case optimization
  4. Historical data
  5. Real-time interaction with the application

2. DevOps

DevOps actually combines software development (Dev) with information technology operations (Ops). The goal is to shorten the development life cycle while delivering features, fixes, and updates frequently. This development approach facilitates Continuous Integration and Continues Delivery and allows testers to perform Continuous Testing and Continuous Monitoring to validate if the application was successfully built.

DevOps is rapidly evolving and making progressive advancements in the world of software. Since 2015, it has been in the spotlight, automating the processes between software development and IT teams. Software developers and testing teams are now able to build, test, and release software quickly, efficiently, and more reliably through DevOps.

3. MicroServices

MicroServices has gained immense popularity in recent years, quickly becoming the preferred method for many software system developers. Also referred to as “Microservice Architecture,” this distinctive method is designed as a functional element in the DevOps process.

Microservice Architecture is an architectural style to develop a single application that can work together in a suite of small services. It is expected that developing microservice applications can reduce the complexity of testing large applications as each microservice can be tested as a separate process.

It improves the quality of code, reduces maintenance, decreases complexity, and increases scalability.