Software development is an ever-changing landscape. In 2023, communities will need to be more agile than ever. Knowing what's to come helps to stay ahead of trends and meet clients' and users' demands. From AI and ML to DevSecOps, this year promises some exceptional paths to follow. Let's take a look at some trends for 2023!
Every appliance has gone through computing stages. Thus, computing power has a recognized position in the world. Also, data specialists predict current structures will keep improving. At the same time, the 6G era is coming! This new stage will give more power to users and devices worldwide. Another pro of this advancement is that more tech jobs arise as computing power grows. Some of them enclose data science to IT administration. Also, the customer care field might see growth. Yet, all those new positions will need specialized training.
Artificial Intelligence made lots of noise over the past years. Yet, we're only starting to see its implications on how we work and interact. AI is well-known for its application in a wide range of fields. We can see it on smartphone assistants, image and speech recognition, and more.
In the following years, uses for AI will only expand. Finding correlations and insights to predict demands will be a primary focus. For instance, decision-makers would divide resources more efficiently in the services field. This data would help understand and identify shifting customer behavior patterns. Thus, these applications will give personalized experiences. By 2025, estimations put the AI market at $190 billion worth. Further, cognitive and AI systems development will spend $57B in 2023. Like other trends, it will create jobs in development, testing, and maintenance.
Machine Learning, a subset of AI, also has its uses in many businesses. According to Forrester, ML and Automation will be 9% of all new jobs in the US by 2025. These positions include content curators, data scientists, automation professionals, and robot monitor specialists.
The term Extended Reality encompasses many techs that replicate reality. Some of these are Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality. This trend becomes relevant at a moment when users aim to go beyond current "limits." Moreover, it's well-liked by a broad field range, from gaming to retail. Rather than advanced degrees, gaming will involve more and more enthusiasts.
Most people associate the Blockchain concept with digital currencies like Bitcoin. Yet, it also provides security benefits in a broad array of fields. In sum, a Blockchain is data users can only add, not subtract or change. It creates a data chain, hence the "chain" part.
What makes the Blockchain safe is that users cannot alter prior blocks. Also, its chains are consensus-driven, meaning no organization can control the data. Due to it, Blockchain cuts the need for third parties to supervise or verify transactions. Not only does this tech's uses keep growing. Also, in correlation, the demand for qualified workers rises. A Blockchain dev focuses on creating and implementing blockchain-based architecture and solutions.
Security will always be one of the main challenges for software development. As a result, more businesses will gain interest in DevSecOps approaches. This popular method establishes security control needs enforcement from the earliest stages. That's why it adds a "Sec" to the DevOps' development and operations. With it, teams can address all potential security concerns during the first stages.
Low-code and no-code applications keep rising. What does getting rid of coding means for developers? Is this technique the future? These platforms rely on visual development environments. Plus, these allow users to create from WYSIWYG techniques. Instead of writing code lines, users can create solutions from drag-and-drop pre-established tools. Since it has a more UX-friendly path to development processes, it surely will be a rising trend.
This tendency enables citizen development to step in and start building specific outcomes. More often than not, what we see with this rise is that it tackles more complex problems. Rather than replacing developers, these tools give them a broader range of capabilities.
As AI and ML take the lead, the development will become more streamlined and automated. AI development tools can make development faster, easier, and more accurate. Development automation in testing, debugging, and deployment will also help reduce time.
Also, data management is becoming more critical than ever. Tools able to provide deep insights will be a must-have in 2023. This focus includes edges like data visualization and analytics. Another relevant aspect of 2023's tech is cloud-native development. Leveraging cloud structures enhances horizontal and vertical scalability while also saving costs.
DevSecOps practices are gaining traction. This method allows developers to manage processes more and with greater accuracy. And finally, teams are leveraging emerging techs like Blockchain to seek broader opportunities. These applications will enhance all fields, from financial services to healthcare. Ultimately, these trends point towards faster, easier and wiser development. The landscape of 2023 is full of exciting opportunities!
Besides the prior, as a developer, I believe a trend that will keep growing is Progressive Web Apps or PWAs. Thanks to their low development costs, companies and teams will start using them. Yet, other things can give a more personal approach to our field. I'd like to see the standardization of the dark mode even more within the industry. Agustin Salguero, Full Stack Developer @ Capicua
Many technologies will rise this upcoming year. We've only talked about some of them, yet we view these to have a remarkable impact on 2023. The tech future seems bright; we cannot wait to see what's coming!