Taking a look back in 2018, there have been significant technological advances in the IT industry. Software technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, AI etc. have remained a hot topic in the past couple of years. However, these technologies are still evolving with much better use cases in 2019. According to a report by Gartner, the software industry is forecasted to experience an 8.3 percent growth in 2019.
As a result of growing customer demands to build large-scale and complex applications, microservices has become a buzzword. The number of businesses building or switching from monolithic to microservice architecture is growing at a rapid pace. Leading companies like Disney, Airbnb, Twitter etc. are adopting microservice architecture to support continuous delivery and scalability of applications.
By the end of 2018 Q3, 25 billion have been downloaded from app stores. Considering the popularity and use cases, a mobile app has become an imperative part of a business’s tech-strategy.
According to Gartner, there will be 25 billion voice-enabled applications and other IoT devices by 2020. There has been a significant growth in the adoption of virtual assistants across industries. Artificial intelligence improvements and other technological advancements are driving this growth of virtual assistants.
Back in 2014, Gartner coined the term “low-code” to recognize platforms that enable users to build custom mobile applications simply by dragging and dropping pre-built features. These tools or platforms does what traditional development approaches (programming languages, libraries, frameworks) do for building an application, but in a fraction of time than the latter.
In the post-app era, chatbots are taking over the traditional mobile apps with their ability to mimic conversations and offer instant, digital connections. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2021, more than 50% of enterprises will spend more per annum on bots and chatbot creation than traditional mobile app development.
Despite a number of programming languages originating to support the modern, dynamic web requisites, PHP is still holding its ground. The popularity of this general-purpose, server-side programming language can be estimated from the fact that over 4 million live websites are using PHP. | Source: Builtwith.com
Magento is possibly the fastest growing platform in eCommerce space. According to Magento’s 2017 yearly report, there was a spike in number of websites powered by Magento. What’s more, major brands such as Burger King, Nike, Pepe Jeans and Samsung are choosing Magento to power their eCommerce websites.
With increasing complexity and demand for highly scalable and robust applications, the conventional monolithic architecture is no longer the best choice. After a certain threshold, monolithic architecture tends to hinder the application performance and scalability. Moreover, with an enormous codebase, making changes to the tightly coupled, dependent processes in the monolithic architecture drastically increases the impact of single process failure.