It is not a novelty that software development evolves more each year and new trends emerge for the market. 

However, after a real revolution in society due to the almost two years of pandemic , the expectation is that 2023 will be one of the years of greatest advances in technology.

The coronavirus has accelerated a digital transformation in the world. Dozens of companies migrated to the internet, thousands of people discovered the magic of the digital world and what would happen in just a few good years, happened in a matter of months.

For software developers, it has never been so important to keep up with new market trends in order to stay up-to-date. 

Read this article till the end to know the top software development trends for 2020!

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1 – Low-code development will be greater

In 2023, the tendency is for the software development process to gain even more agility and popularity with the growth of low-code.

The solution allows the creation of applications with minimal coding, thus simplifying all those flowcharts and other activities that involve the creation of a program. 

In this way, the model is a strong bet for the coming years, mainly due to the reduction in development time and dependence on professionals with a high level of experience — which, with the growing worldwide demand for software , makes the model extremely attractive. 

Startups, without a doubt, are one of the most benefited by the model, after all, companies will be able to idealize and validate an idea with users in a faster and cheaper way. 

According to Globe News Release , the low-code market is expected to exceed $187 billion by 2030, which equates to an annual growth rate of 31.1%.

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2 – The adoption of cloud technology will become a necessity

We know that the concept of cloud technology is a trend that has been growing in recent years.

However, Covid-19 accelerated the technology process of companies and the adoption of a cloud system became practically a necessity. 

The work model has changed forever and several companies have preferred to continue home office or hybrid, needing to centralize and streamline more information for their employees.

In addition, legacy systems are increasingly ineffective against attacks or violations — which have also grown a lot as we will see later).

Cloudwards has estimated that the cloud computing market is expected to reach $832.1 billion by 2025, representing an annual growth of 17.5%.

Furthermore, regarding software development, there is a strong tendency to adopt a distributed cloud topology, which runs cloud services across providers and different geographic locations.

3 – The Progressive Web App will gain momentum

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are websites that offer an application experience, that is, PWAs have the same functions as a native application, but with the convenience of a website.

For example, instead of installing Netflix, you could access the website and have the same app experience on your cell phone.

This model offers several advantages for the consumer, such as:

  • more storage space on your phone; 
  • lower internet costs; 
  • not need to update all the time;
  • less bugs. 

Manufacturers also make a profit, after all, software development is faster and cheaper.

According to Globe Newswire , the Progressive Web Applications market is expected to reach $7,600 million by 2026 — a 34% YoY growth.

4 – Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) will be more part of companies

CI/CD, continuous integration/continuous delivery software development faster and cheaper for companies.

The CI fulfills the role of ensuring the integration of code changes made by different programmers, while the CD ensures that these updates are delivered to customers as quickly as possible. 

In this way, the development teams are integrated, accelerating the implementation of improvements and increasing the team's performance. 

According to Mondor Intelligence , this market has seen a CAGR of 19.75% over the forecast period from 2021 to 2026.

5 – Cybersecurity will need new strategies

The growth trend in technology also needs to be accompanied by stronger cybersecurity strategies. 

After all, the expectation is that hackers' techniques will also improve in the coming years, with emphasis on ransomware, which increased by 435% in 2020 alone according to a Deep Instinct .

Cybersecurity Ventures has calculated an annual growth in global cybercrime costs of 15% — the equivalent of $10.5 trillion a year — through 2025.

In this case, traditional methods may not be enough to ensure the cybersecurity of companies.

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6 – Artificial Intelligence will revolutionize the market

The development of AI (Artificial Intelligence), which was already growing, promises to gain more space next year. 

There are dozens of trends in this area alone. Among them, one of the most popular is the Natural Language Processing (NLP) revolution, which will allow dozens of activities performed by humans to be replaced.  

In addition, another expectation of advancement is in the health sector. After a pandemic like the 2020-2021, the search for the development of technologies that contribute to this segment will be great.

According to Markets and Markets , the global (AI) market is forecast to rise from $58.3 billion in 2021 to $309.6 billion in 2026.

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7 – The Internet of Things (IoT) will become more of a part of people’s lives

Finally, software development will no longer be the same with the huge expansion of IoT in the market, especially with the arrival of 5G.

Technology companies intend to implement this technology in various devices - refrigerator, stove, TV and other machines.

In this context, yet another trend emerges: the IoB (Internet of Behavior). This solution, in addition to collecting equipment information, analyzes user behavior according to their interaction.  

According to Forbes, it is estimated that cellular IoT connections will reach 3.5 billion by 2023!

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