The world and progress are not standing in one place: new programming languages, technologies, tools and frameworks appear every day. Techies had never had so much fun with these amount of innovations, but it’s easy to get lost there. We have highlighted five trends that can change the IT industry fast.
Backend as a Service (BaaS) — common nomenclature for such utilities and their popularity will grow, namely in a corporate segment, where scalability is a huge burden for large applications. Together with BaaS, engineer, software and dedicated testing teams can focus on the competitiveness of the software test company while the essential functions and related overhead costs are handled entirely on the side.
Such services as Packer and Docker allow the engineers to create fast the native images on the existing operating systems, libraries, languages and frameworks. These images are called containers. They are easy to reproduce and allow to extent fast the current services or to create new ones.
Modern applications require more of data throughput, data warehousing and processing. That’s why the single-machine model is getting old. To scale-up the system, one needs to parallelize it as much as possible. And this leads us to functional programming languages: Haskell, Clojure, Scala and Erlang. Accordingly, the demand for programmers in these environments grows.
Imperative programming mainly relies on a mutable state, when functional programming focuses on an invariable condition where the declared object saves its value throughout the process. Therefore, functional languages have a significant advantage over imperative and object-oriented languages: they are inherently designed to support parallelization and substantial competition.
Despite the fact that in recent years, the score rules sleek design and minimalist approach to UI in 2016, focus may shift towards material design. As material design takes shape, we expect that creative designers will increasingly turn to this kind of UI as the transition to responsiveness. Web user interface will become increasingly homogenous, but it’s not bad. Designers understand that most everyday tasks, such as login or navigation menu should look the same familiar for all sorts of users.