Development Predictions for 2022

January 14th, 2022 | By Jscrambler | 3 min read

In this article, we explore the five development predictions for 2022 and beyond.

Over the last couple of years, we have witnessed the acceleration of the shift towards digitalization due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And with each new year come new trends in the software development ecosystem that all developers should be aware of in order to keep up with the market.

Let's dive into these global trends for the IT and cybersecurity industries.

Global trends for the IT and cybersecurity industries

  1. Single-Page-Applications (SPAs)

  2. Optimized Voice Search

  3. Serverless Architecture

  4. Mobile Web Development

  5. Application Security

1. Single-Page-Applications (SPAs)

First up, we have single-page applications (SPAs), which are JavaScript-based web applications that load a single page in a user’s browser and dynamically update its content as needed without refreshing the page.

SPAs are cost-effective, allow for smaller space consumption on servers, and, above all, can retain a user’s attention longer since they are quick to provide the instant information they need.

No more navigating around, just a pleasant and always refreshed user experience.

And because users are already used to the single-page application experience with apps like Gmail and Twitter, we can only expect this trend to keep growing in 2022 and beyond.

2. Optimized Voice Search

Intelligent Virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri certainly don’t come as a surprise as one of the main tech trends to watch out for. Ever since its first release, it has shown steady growth and is predicted to reach 8.4 billion units by 2024.

With a forecast number higher than the world’s population, it’s only natural that companies will have to start adapting their strategies to fit in with how people use voice search to interact with their devices.

3. Serverless Architecture

The search for new ways to improve technology while reducing system overloading, data loss, and development costs has been steadily unraveling and is the motor behind various advancements in the software development world.

This is the case with Serverless Architecture, which runs on cloud technology, making it possible for users to run code for any type of application or backend service without the need for any administration.

For many developers, its benefits are clear, from greater scalability and flexibility to a quicker time to release. Plus, its practical applications are very interesting, especially when we consider the market for AI chatbots, IoT applications, and many others.

We already see major providers like Amazon, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure taking the lead on serverless technology, but the market is only set to grow in the coming years. If you want to know more about serverless technology, check out this guide to serverless technologies and architectures.

4. Mobile Web Development

It’s no secret that smartphones have transformed the way we live and interact with others. From our daily lives to our jobs and hobbies, the mobile experience has become a key aspect of how we perceive and engage with businesses.

With the broader use of mobile technologies due to the pandemic, the ability to run on mobile devices has become one of the main requirements for web apps.

As such, to fulfill market needs, developers can make use of fast-growing hybrid or cross-platform technologies (like React Native, Ionic, Electron, Capacitor, etc.) or opt for PWA (progressive web applications).

5. Application Security

Last but not least comes Application Security.

With the growing technological innovations entering the market, there’s no doubt that malicious actors are also expanding their strategies in order to extend their reach and target new areas.

For instance, when we look at all the sensitive and personal data that the health, retail, and financial industries handle, it’s clear how they are prone to becoming the main target for attacks.

In fact, the highest average total cost of a data breach in 2021 was seen in the healthcare industry, with $9.23 million. So, as more industries take their operations digital in 2022, application security is set to become an even bigger concern, taking place at the core of every operation companies develop online.

Walking hand in hand with DevOps, cybersecurity will come as a priority rather than an afterthought, and there’s no place for shallow security either.

More than using SAST and DAST, DevSecOps (the combination of DevOps and CyberSecurity) will move towards addressing threats related to having exposed source code.

Ultimately, the market will take an in-depth security approach with multiple layers across all areas, from development to the server side and through the client side.

Wrapping it up

We all know that technology evolves fast to keep up with market needs and expectations, and so do development trends. To stay on top of them, developers need to keep expanding their skills and areas of expertise.

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