Low-code and the massification of remote work would push application development managers and business decision-makers out of their comfort zone.
In 2021, the strong demand for applications adapted to teleworking and the dispersion of the workforce will push application development managers and business decision-makers “out of their comfort zone”, according to forecasts by Forrester Research.
What to retain from the reflections of the research company on software development?
In 2021, 75% of large organizations will use low-code platforms, up from around 44% in 2020, according to Forrester. “Expect to see new hybrid teams emerge, business users and professional developers together building applications using low-code tools based on cloud-native platforms,” said Jeffrey Hammond, vice-president. President and senior analyst of Forrester Research.
2. Remote work>
In 2021, companies will strengthen their remote work policies .
“Keeping developers away from endless virtual meetings” so that they can focus on developments and the adequacy with the expectations of the businesses, will be necessary. The trend “will be particularly challenging for organizations in regulated sectors,” Forrester said. Teams benefit from managing the application value chain for “insight into the data” and metrics that support “compliance and governance at scale”.
3. Machine learning>
According to the analyst firm, a third of the professionals in charge of application testing will rely more on machine learning ( machine learning, ML) and other components of artificial intelligence (AI) to strengthen the automation of applications. tests.
4. “Core apps” in the cloud>
Replacing obsolete on-premise applications with Alternatives as a Service (SaaS) is one thing. Modernizing the company’s main applications (core apps) with cloud and/or low-code platforms is another, Forrester notes.
In 2021, it is necessary to get started. Latecomers risk being left behind by groups that initiated this process and start-ups without technical debt.
5. Networking of services>
Service mesh tools like Istio make it easy to track and control communications between microservice applications. But traditional businesses are not yet micro-service-savvy, and few have “proven” platforms in production. Forrester wants to believe the situation will change in 2021.
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