Application Development Trends
Hot Trend #1: GitHub
Today, nearly every open-source project uses GitHub to manage their project. GitHub is free if your project is open source and includes a wiki and issue tracker that make it easy to include more in-depth documentation and get feedback about your project.
Participating in open source projects is becoming more and more important to software delivery. Sharing the code from a proprietary project is hard, but open source code can go everywhere.
- includes a wiki and issue tracker to include more in-depth documentation and get feedback about your project.
- GitHub is free if your project is open source
Hot Trend #2: Data movement experts
When data was small, we didn’t have to think about moving it. We could back it up to a tape or maybe install a RAID hard drive. Now data is so big that it’s not so easy to assume it is wherever we need it. This is becoming increasingly important because more services take place somewhere off in the cloud, not in the rack where the RAID array sits.
- Developers will be experts in data management, so you don’t have to
- Handling your data in effective, efficient ways
- Knowing the best place for your data to be stored
Hot Trend #3: Node.js
The Node.js world also benefits from offering harmony between browser and server.
- Run your same code runs on both browser & server
- Increase coding efficiency with duplicate platform functionality and features
- Node.js layers have become the hottest stacks on the internet
Hot Trend #4: PHP 7.0
PHP advocates are ecstatic with this PHP version.
- Executing your PHP code faster than ever by incorporating the Just-in-Time compiler technology
- Now tools like the HipHop Virtual Machine and PHP 7.0 are delivering speeds that may be twice as fast as the old versions
With the knowledge that most HTML AJAX apps are complex and sophisticated few people start from scratch. It’s simpler to adopt an elaborate framework and write a bit of glue code to implement your business logic.
- Complements your existing technology instead of trying to reinvent it
- Reducing the time, cost of your applications
Hot Trend #6: CSS frameworks
With everything being interconnected and sophisticated web pages, this is where CSS frameworks like SASS and its cousins Compass have found solid footing.
- They encourage literate, stable coding by offering programming constructs such as real variables, nesting blocks, and mix-ins
- The designer can move your project forward quickly with this level of interconnectivity
Hot Trend #7: Spark
Spark is becoming the go-to, making the Hadoop model look a bit old. Many people are merging the two by using Spark’s processing speed on data stored in Hadoop’s distributed file system. They’re more partners than competitors.
- Spark borrows some of the best of Hadoop’s approach
- Extracting meaning from large volumes of your data and updates them with a few solid improvements
- Spark makes your code run much, much faster
Hot Trend #8: Artificial intelligence/machine learning
Machine learning is a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building.
- Using algorithms that iteratively learn from data, machine learning allows computers to find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look
- AI/ ML has the ability to automatically apply complex mathematical calculations to your big data projects– over and over, faster and faster
Hot Trend #9: Robotics
That means programmers need to start thinking about how to write code to control the new machines. For the time being, writing scripts for lightweight controllers like the Raspberry Pi, but many are using OpenCV, a machine platform for the latest code writing. This means new rules, new libraries, new protocols, and plenty of other new topics to think about.
Hot Trend #10: Single-page web apps
New web apps are front ends to large databases filled with content.
- Single responsive-designed web page that works like an app for your applications.
- Data layer is completely separate from the presentation layer adding efficiency.
- Pulling from database quicker and more effectively.
Hot Trend #11: Mobile web apps
Building one HTML app and put it on a website to run on all the platforms, can be done now with your apps.
- Quick updating of your mobile web apps and bug fixing
- The HTML layer is getting faster and running on faster chips
- This can compete with native apps better on even more complicated and interactive apps