Custom Software Development Trends in 2022

As businesses around the world turn to technology for survival post the pandemic disruption, the software market continues to expand aggressively, promising to touch the $626.50 billion mark in 2022. The industry is not new to delivering yearly innovative breakthroughs and feature upgrades, but the pressure to provide solutions that are more secure and quickly adaptable to market dynamics seems to have driven software development companies into a frenzy to surpass all expectations.

In this blog we present our predictions for trends in custom software development that are sure to steal the limelight in 2022. But before we do, let’s take a quick recap at the top technologies that made the headlines in 2021.

Internet Technologies – The Entry of Low-Code

In 2021, we saw technologies like WASM (WebAssembly) and Figma trying to breathe new life into web applications. And even as businesses still remain focused on exploring the potentials of mobile app development, low-code and no-code applications have made clear that they are here to stay and will likely revamp the web application market. Software consumers can expect more accessible, more simplified and more affordable solutions from these technology creators (and from their emerging competitors), that require minimum coding efforts. 

Cloud Technology Trends – Serverless and Beyond

From Blockchain to SaaS to Kubernetes, cloud computing was seen breaking techno-frontiers and disrupting business processes last year. In a world physically divided by the pandemic, platforms offered better collaboration, transparency and efficiency. Industries were excited about what container technologies had to offer. However, towards the end of 2021 the platform market seemed to have shifted focus from churning out innovation to improving accessibility, leaving speculation about new developments in the AI-Cloud collaboration largely unanswered.

Here are some of the top tech trends that were discussed the most last year on the Internet.

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Top Software Development Trends in 2022

There is no disputing the fact that today ‘every company is a software company.’ Global businesses are driving software innovations more than they ever have in the history of technological evolution. What was once a statement of capability, is now nothing more than response to market demands. Within the developer community, the primary goal has shifted from innovation exclusivity to easy accessibility. As the demand for more custom software development grows, let’s look at the top software tech trends to be part of in 2022.

Distributed Cloud Technology

The rise of cloud computing has spurred inherent questions about security and compliance, speed, and flexibility. Businesses, although impressed with the benefits of using cloud platforms, have raised concerns about data protection, security and control, regional regulatory compliance bureaucracy and the need for a more cost-effective solution that supports scalability. Distributed cloud technologies that promise higher performance, more resilience against server failures, enhanced autonomy and security along with upgraded network scalability, check all these boxes and more. As a method of locating public cloud services outside the provider’s physical data centers, distributed cloud models eliminate operational and management issues and inaccuracies in hybrid-cloud infrastructures to a great extent. For those heavily invested in edge application development, distributed clouds offer the much-requested performance boost. 

Low-Code/No-Code Development

Having already proven its immense potential and worth in 2021, low-code development is all set to take over the web application market. According to Gartner, by 2025 we will see 70% of applications being powered by low-code or no-code technologies. Brushing aside the weakly founded scepticism from the developer communities, the low-code technology promises to help developers save time by eliminating time-consuming repetitive codes and thereby freeing them up to ideate and create more intuitive applications.

Blockchain Protected Mobile Apps

The pandemic has ushered in a significant change in consumer behaviour worldwide and global organizations have responded by jumping ship to a mobile-first strategy that supports online payments. Meanwhile blockchain technology has finally managed to break free from its business ledger/banking commodity tag to expand its scope to other industries, primarily in software development. In 2022, we’re more likely to see blockchain technology take off as the mainstream security provider for mobile software. Businesses have become more aware of the advantages associated with incorporating this de-centralized and incorruptible data structure to validate their products/services, protect customer transactions and build more trust based on transparency.

Kubernetes and Docker for Containers

The existence and growth of software companies in the future will be tied very closely to their capacity to deliver projects quickly and cost-effectively. For the same reason, containerization is gaining immense popularity among developers and businesses alike for its agility, portability and service-specific functionalities. Kubernetes and Docker have been in play since 2015 and have together captured more than 80% of the container management market. The misconception that one would have to choose only one is being replaced by the understanding that both container tools can be used in collaboration to get better results. In 2022, we’re likely to see more software companies going for the duo (or picking a favorite) to migrate into an efficient containerized application delivery system.

DevSecOps and Cybersecurity

With everything going digital and cybersecurity concerns rife among organizations inside and outside tech, it was high time that security became an integral part of the SDLC. DevSecOps has been a buzzword for a long time now, especially since the advent of global digitization. Today we see more and more software companies re-introducing themselves with a DevSecOps integrated delivery process that not only saves time, but also ensures optimum application security. This year more businesses are expected to take up digital transformation while emphasizing on cybersecurity integrations at various points starting from a DevSecOps approach at product building. 

AI/Machine Learning – Smarter and More Accessible

The use of AI and Machine Learning is growing rapidly across all industries, and software development is definitely out to leverage its smartness. AI is set to play a major role in reducing delivery time, programming errors, and security threats to development. It will be supporting key functions like requirement gathering, code generation, automated code review, testing, and even software design. With the help of predictive analytics, software development companies will be able to offer more accurate estimates for project costs, timelines and resource allocation.

Custom Software Development at Expeed

The year 2022 presents itself with great opportunities for us as we adopt a more cloud-native development approach. As a top software development company in Ohio, USA, Expeed has always maintained strong development quality standards and security compliances. This year, we look forward to onboarding a DevSecOps process so that our clients get reliable and scalable software solutions in the best turnaround time.