The insane 2020, which significantly impacted all spheres of life, including software development, is finally coming to an end. Looking ahead, it’s hard to say what surprises are waiting for us. But we can analyze some significant software development trends that have shaped the industry in 2020 and will continue to influence it in 2021.
The size of the global IT outsourcing market reached almost $100 billion in 2019, proving that software development outsourcing has become a widespread practice. What is software development outsourcing, why should companies adopt it, what are its main types and how to outsource effectively? With 27+ years of experience in IT outsourcing, we’re well placed to answer these questions.
Today, container applications are becoming more and more widely used in software development — the market revenue is predicted to reach $4.31 billion by 2022. It’s containers that enable the quick adjusting of software development and maintenance to changing business needs. That’s why efficient solutions for container orchestration have become a must-have for successful cloud software development projects, and Kubernetes is a quintessential example. What is Kubernetes and how can companies benefit from it? Read on to see Kubernetes in action.
Every now and then, another rating of the most popular programming languages arrives, prompting decision-makers to question the choice of language for their new project. Luckily, various ratings by RedMonk, GitHub, PyPL Index, Tiobe, StackOverflow and suchlike depict that the changes on the top 10 languages list are subtle. We have compiled our own go-to guide to the best coding languages in relation to the business challenges they address.
Also, just for fun, we’ve prepared a bonus section: a short overview of languages that were once very popular but not anymore.
Rapidly changing customer requirements and a high level of competition compel companies to enhance lead time and flexibility. DevOps implementation helps them with it by marrying development, operations, security and business departments and making them serve the same goals. According to the research, DevOps increases deployment frequency by 200 times and reduces the time wasted on unplanned work by 22%. What is DevOps that has recently evolved in BizDevOps and does it improve business efficiency? Let’s find it out!
Microservices architecture is a hot topic today and a common trend for many companies. It is driven by modern market influences and demands: flexibility, agility, scalability, a quick reaction to changes and customer-centricity. In this article, we will talk about the microservices architecture vs. monolithic architecture, compare their main features, advantages and disadvantages for software development. This will help you make a decision on which structure to choose for your enterprise.
The current IT landscape of most companies can be described by the word “hybrid,” meaning that business processes are managed by the aggregation of local, mobile and cloud applications. Diverse integration tools should make all of them work as a coherent system, providing interoperability, flexibility and seamless data sharing between numerous components. But using many tools is complicated. The most appropriate option now is a hybrid integration platform for enterprises. What is a hybrid integration platform? We will explain.
The ideas presented in the legendary science-fiction movies Matrix and Avatar, where people live in the digital simulation of the world and have their virtual prototypes, are likely to become reality. The new technology named digital twins is able to create virtual models of objects, processes and large systems. Scientists believe that the digital twin of a human will also appear soon. It may sound daunting, but digital twin technology examples are already in practice in manufacturing and some other sectors. Let’s learn about this technology a bit more, since it’s going to become a part of our everyday life.
In 2011, Amazon extended the functionality of its cloud with a new service — AWS Elastic Beanstalk, which simplifies the lives of companies that use Amazon Web Services (AWS). Since then, numerous companies deploy applications using Elastic Beanstalk to facilitate the deployment and scaling of their web workloads. In this article, we will explore the key features and benefits of the service, key deployment considerations and four steps it takes to deploy applications using Elastic Beanstalk.