If you are here, you probably know what software development is and what its role is in an organization. According to IBM, “software development refers to a set of computer science activities dedicated to the process of creating, designing, deploying and supporting software.” This area of work is conducted by programmers, software engineers and software developers, with their roles and responsibilities usually interacting with each other to make the most of a technology and come up with the desired results in terms of software products.
The software development industry, as any other industry, is subjected to continuous change and needs to adapt to the business environment and the changing of technologies and ways of working. Here are a few software development statistics showing where the software industry is and where it’s heading.
If we were asked ten years ago what our expectations were on software development trends for the next years, we probably would have not foreseen that actual state of it, with all its changes and innovations, being able to do way more things than ten years ago, impacting the way of work for many industries and being more dynamic than ever. However, industry experts have some insights on how the software development industry will look like in 2023, anticipating some technological advances and the way in which it will impact the overall business.
At the beginning, only computers and smartphones were connected to the Internet, but as technology is becoming more and more embedded in our lives, we have been using smart appliances in our homes, our cars, at home and in the workplace. So, according to a Forbes article, it’s predicted that there will be more than 43 billion devices in the world that are connected to the Internet, which will dramatically change the way in which we manage and interact with data.
They are cheaper, flexible, and they offer high levels of security, companies can store as much data as they need, and they keep the services on 24, which puts Cloud services in the corporate needs of various organizations.
It is expected to change the way secure applications are developed, while influencing our capacity to assess data integrity and helping with the implementation with the above-mentioned implementation of the IoT by reducing the need for third-party validation of device information, which will make Blockchain a big part of the 2023 software development path.
Some (final) thoughts