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2023 Software Development Trends to Watch

By Arooj Shakeel
September 26, 2023

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The year 2023 has arrived, and new technologies have emerged while others will continue to rise. This year will undoubtedly continue the most recent software development trends, which were established in 2022, one of the best years for technology. Still, there are many more innovations to come.


Trends in software development for 2023

As the year progresses, we can expect to see the emergence of new trends. In 2023, software development will continue in the same direction as in 2022. However, new advancements in familiar markets and technologies will likely surprise us, especially as they become more mainstream. AI, the Internet of Things, and AR/VR/MR companies have already announced many promising releases for the year.


The goal of this analysis was to track global trends in the IT industry and examine the practical implications. We considered technologies, tech stacks, and industry leaders to prepare an in-depth analysis. Let us now examine each trend and its potential applications.


Cloud Computing.

Cloud computing was adopted not only by startups and businesses but also by governmental organizations and institutions by 2022. 

Hospitals, security offices, legal authorities, and ev en the Pentagon recognize the value of technology. It is possible that by the end of 2024, we will see a significant transition of businesses and institutions to the Cloud, not just in the United States but globally.

Cloud computing is one of the most prominent software industry trends because it has always been challenging to transition to this computing form. At this point, all global firms are investing in technology (with frontrunners such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft), and Cloud computing is available to businesses and individuals. You can even get free credits to test the Cloud infrastructure for the first month.


AWS’s monopoly is under threat.

Amazon Web Services was the first global public cloud infrastructure to allow businesses to move computing operations to remote servers. However, AWS is unlikely to be the most popular despite being the first. According to Canalys, AWS controls 32.6% of the market, while Azure and GCP control the remaining 22.4%.

Microsoft has challenged Amazon with its Azure infrastructure and the JEDI Cloud project, which will be carried out in collaboration with the Pentagon. Google is just a little behind, too: the company has invested in cloud-native computing aimed at business owners and government agencies. IBM acquired Red Hat, one of the market’s most promising cloud service providers.


Changes in Container Development.

Docker has long been one of the most popular container solutions, with Mesos, Swarm, and Kubernetes as competitors. The latter has now won the presidency. Kubernetes grew a devoted following and established itself as a global authority on container development. 

Kubecon + CloudNativeCon drew 12 000 attendees, doubling the company’s attendance rate from the previous year. Kubernetes will become the industry standard for container development, with more developers abandoning Docker as their preferred solution.


New Languages Growth

Even though developers still prefer to learn all-purpose languages such as C, Python, and Java, new languages have a place. Many elegant languages have emerged in the last decade, including Go, Swift, Rust, and TypeScript. These tools are easier to learn and master, have clearer syntax, and are easier to maintain.

Unlike PHP, which was founded in 1994, new languages are adapted to new hardware and meet high user expectations. They prioritize high performance, multi-threaded processing, cross-device optimization, and easy deployment. Importantly, these new languages are supported by large corporations (Google’s Go, Apple’s Swift, and Microsoft’s Rust), which have been heavily investing in the growth of these projects in recent years.


Businesses Are Embracing Indigenous Development.

There have been numerous discussions in recent years about whether to use native or hybrid development. The simplicity and cost-effectiveness of hybrid development initially drew developers in. Applications are expected to be cross-platform in any case, and it is less expensive to hire a single team rather than several.

However, businesses realized that ignoring native development standards when developing an intuitive and complex solution isn’t always the best bet. While startups and small businesses will likely continue to pursue less expensive hybrid development, enterprises will likely return to more dependable native practices.


The 5G Network.

The 5G network has been in the works for quite some time, but communications experts are confident that it will be released this year and become one of the leading IT trends by 2023. For developers, this means that connectivity will improve significantly, and users will be able to receive online offers from all over the world. It also implies faster mobile connection speeds, required for incorporating complex innovations such as machine learning or augmented reality into mobile apps.


Development With No Code.

The demand for software development continues to rise. Even non-digital industries, such as agriculture, are undergoing rapid digital transformation. Hiring a software development team may be a low priority for many business owners, but they recognize the importance of digital solutions.


Just as design tools like Canva and PicMonkey have simplified design, responsive graphics interfaces can make software development easier. No-code development has been popular in web development for some time, thanks to services such as Wix. This trend will spread to other areas of software development by 2023.


Implementing Technological Trends in 2023

Many businesses will need help to adapt to security trends in 2023. You need a strong team with skills beyond your in-house technology stacks to address technological changes.


Techzir Solutions provides globally recognized software development and testing services. Our team is always up to date on the latest changes in software development trends. We are prepared to assess your business needs and current digital transformation progress, identify key challenges, and solve them with disruptive solutions. We ensure that our technology meets your requirements while keeping measurable business outcomes in mind.

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