Developer of 2030: How to prepare for the future of software development
Software development is an ever-evolving industry, thanks to a variety of changes in the development lifecycle. To succeed in it, you must keep an open eye on emerging opportunities and leverage them for your business to grow.
With the continuous shift in consumer demand, many businesses have had to accelerate their digital transformation priorities, putting a huge strain on adopting new digital technologies. All leading to the establishment of new software development trends.
Read on to learn about the key factors to consider when adopting new technologies, the current and future trends for software development, and how we can help you prepare for development in 2030.
Key factors in adopting new technologies
Software development has a promising future since there is a greater need for new products and solutions to satisfy shifting consumer demands toward personalized, dynamic online experiences.
However, preparing your business to develop flexible, scalable solutions entails adopting new technologies and the people you’re hiring to implement those technologies.
Here are a few key factors to consider before adopting new technologies:
- Market and consumer demands – understanding your customers and making sure this technology will improve their business outcomes
- Security – a secure solution that can protect data privacy, meet compliance requirements, and address cybersecurity challenges.
- Scalability and Maturity – ensure technology is reliable, mature enough, easy to use and can be successfully integrated with various customer implementations.
- Implementation – Hiring the right engineers to do the job and understand how to fully operate the technology once adopted.
Software development trends to expect in the 2030s
There’s a popular saying today that “every company is a software company.” And as businesses are trying to pursue their digital transformation journey, customer experience managers and IT leaders need to stay on top of the trends to make this statement true.
Looking at the current software development process, we can see that several important developments are altering how we create, distribute, and manage software as well as the platforms we develop for.
Here are five software development trends that businesses should look out for:
AI and Machine Learning: With an increased demand for machine learning and AI, software development has been affected by how things are built and operated.
Machine learning may be applied at many stages of development to help with decision-making, budgeting, quick prototyping, review and testing, and even programming.
With this adoption, programmers can work on higher-level coding requirements because generative AI can take over some of the more robotic aspects of coding software development. In fact, generative AI is predicted to produce 10% of all data during the next three years.
Low-code, no-code platforms: The need to develop faster is the main reason why low-code and no-code platforms quickly gained popularity across the software development field. They offer pre-built blocks with simple drag-and-drop features to assist in the expedited development of mobile and web apps. This attracts new talent and lowers the barrier to entering the software development field.
By 2030, the market for low-code development platforms is projected to be worth USD 35.2 billion, growing at a CAGR of 22.9% between 2022 and 2030. This market growth is further driven by the continuous technological developments introduced by key industry players.
Omnichannel Experiences: Customers today expect a frictionless conversational experience across each touchpoint of their shopping journey. This includes easy access to information anytime, anywhere, and most importantly, over the channels they prefer.
Therefore, service providers must provide seamless touchpoints in sales, marketing, and customer service regardless of the device or communication channel used.
But of course, this doesn’t happen overnight. To deliver successful omnichannel experiences, a seamless integration of IoT, backend, and frontend is required. And to achieve that, software development teams must focus on building trust between each other and interweaving individual silos among teams.
Balanced Development Automation: According to GitHub research, automating software delivery alone may speed up merges by 31% and help teams shorten time-to-market. The same research showed that automation of repetitive chores improves team performance for open source by 27% and productivity at work by 43%.
Blockchain: One of the biggest trends in software development that is expected to grow quickly and reach $5,798 million in revenue by 2027 is blockchain. Although it hasn’t affected software development yet, by 2030, it will change it significantly.
How to prepare for the future of software development
While most businesses invest time and money in adopting new technologies, having the right technology partner is key in successfully preparing for the future of software development. Infobip’s cloud communications platform provides endless opportunities for different businesses to unlock innovation through integrations.
Our technology and CX experts will provide you with the needed tools to expand your technical capabilities, increase customer satisfaction and drive business growth.
You can leverage our technology to build innovative solutions and/ or integrate with our CPaaS and SaaS solutions. We will also provide access to technical enablement resources, dev tools, engineering support, expert guidance, and full onboarding to ensure high quality implementation.
The true magic will come when technology tools and platforms allow everyone to co-create and collaborate on experiences. As communications experts this is something we’re already preparing for – and are certainly excited about.