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ABOUT THIS REPORT: This 2014 HorizonWatching Trend report provides an overview of Application Software Development Trends. The target audience for this document is HorizonWatching Community members ...

ABOUT THIS REPORT: This 2014 HorizonWatching Trend report provides an overview of Application Software Development Trends. The target audience for this document is HorizonWatching Community members who want a resource document that can provide them with summary information, lists of resources, as well as insights into what trends we might see around Application Software Development and related topics during 2014.

CONTENT: Summary information about this emerging trend is provided along with many links to additional resources, including a list of trends and prediction articles about this trend.

HOW TO USE THE REPORT: The slides are meant to be read/studied and the links are there for you to continue your learning. You may want to view the slides in slideshow mode so you can easily follow the links

A MORE DETAILED REPORT IS AVAILABLE: This is a Summary PDF Version of this Trend Report. A more detailed Powerpoint version of this deck is located at http://www.billchamberlin.com/reports-books/. The more detailed 32 page report has more information and resources for you, including a list of over 65 trend and prediction articles for 2014.

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  • Contact: Bill Chamberlin, HorizonWatching Community Leader January 2014 Application Software Development: Trends To Watch In 2014 A HorizonWatching Community Trend Report (Summary Version)
  • HorizonWatching Community About This Deliverable  Purpose: The slides provide information about the Application Software Development a trend in 2014  This is a Summary Version of this Trend Report.  This file can be downloaded at http://www.slideshare.net/horizonwatching  A more detailed Powerpoint version of this deck is located at http://www.billchamberlin.com/reports-books/. The 40 page report has more information and resources for you, including a list of over 100 trend and prediction articles for 2014.  Content: Summary information about this emerging trend is provided along with many links to additional resources, including a list of trends and prediction articles about this trend. The slides are meant to be read/studied and the links are there for you to continue your learning. You may want to view the slides in slideshow mode so you can easily follow the links  For more information on Emerging Technology Trends, see the HorizonWatching blog Note: This presentation represents my own personal thoughts and ideas….not those of my employer. - Bill Chamberlin, http://www.billchamberlin.com/ 2 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community Table of Contents 1. Software Development Trends to Watch in 2014 2. What Others Are Saying About Software Development for 2014 3. Additional Resources 3 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community Table of Contents 1. Software Development Trends to Watch in 2014 2. What Others Are Saying About Software Development for 2014 3. Resources 4 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community Software Development - Trends to Watch in 2014 1. Innovate for the “Third Platform” : Legacy is old. Developing on the third platform will accelerate in 2014. However, it requires new skills in Security, Social, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data/Analytics, IoT, HCI, Gamification, and Cognitive Computing. Huffington Blog Post: Software Developers Will Be the Future Masons of the Smart City 2. Use of APIs Accelerates: In 2014, we are going to see a huge leap forward in how APIs are put to use to drive innovation and help organizations be more efficient and profitable. 3. Designing For Hybrids: Developers must design Computer Weekly: The future of application development (by David Mitchell Smith, Gartner) private cloud services with a hybrid future in mind . Must make sure future integration and interoperability are possible, while securing the enterprise at the same time. 4. IoT & Embedded Systems: Demand for skilled developers who can develop sense and respond systems and other IoT-based solutions increases. 5. Integrating Front and Back Office: Growing integration requirements between back office IT and operations - for example with smart physical hardware (pumps, switches etc) capturing info relevant to operations, business management; cyber security; etc. 5 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community Software Development Trends to Watch in 2014 (cont.) 6. Secure The Enterprise!: With the advent of distributed systems, mobile, IOT, etc, there is no longer a fixed perimeter to fully protect now. The 'attack surface' is now huge. Developers will called upon to secure the enterprise. Forbes: Roundup of Cloud Computing and Enterprise Software Predictions for 2014 7. Software Defined “Everything”: In 2014, the buzz around Software Defined will increase. Enterprises and service providers force clear definitions . Expect numerous product announcements from vendors. 8. Application Containers: The next big thing is containerizing and virtualizing the application, not just the machine. Watch companies include Docker and ZeroVM. IBM Watson’s Next Venture: 9. DevOps Adoption Accelerates: More than just about automating deployments, DevOps requires cultural change, including coordination, collaboration and trust among the teams that participate in the application lifecycle. 10. Open Trend Continues: Open Source, Open Standards, OpenStack, OpenFlow, Open Compute, and Open Data. 11. Crowd Sourcing/Funding: Crowd sourcing of everything. Now projects are crowd sourced and crowd funded. Support is now crowd supplied in places like stack overflow. 12. Hack Days: Becoming more popular as a way to develop innovative new software and features within a tight deadline. 6 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community Software Development Trends to Watch in 2014 (cont.) 13. Hadoop: The Hadoop ecosystem is maturing. Expect a whole new set of real-time analysis capabilities. 14. HTML5 Growth: Businesses have started to truly understand the advantages (and limitations) of HTML5 in the enterprise. In 2014 we will see a new focus toward the ‘write once, play everywhere’ concept. OVUM: 2014 Trends to Watch: Software Development and Lifecycle Management (link to w3.ibm.com site) 15. Secure Enterprise Mobile Apps: Developers need to roll out more secure alternatives to popular mobile apps. New pressures to make sure all enterprise apps are thoroughly vetted from a software security standpoint. 16. Application Performance Management: Vendors and their customers increasingly scrambling to address and control under-performing application environments. 17. Consumerization: Enterprise Developers need to keep an eye on what is being developed for Consumers. That next great consumer device, app, or solution may just be what’s needed for the enterprise. Access more 2014 Application Software Development trend articles, blog posts and related information via the Horizonwatching Blog 18. Skills in Demand: Developers who have deep cloud, mobile, big data/analytics and security development skills will be increasingly in demand . Programming skills valued include: 1. Java / Javascript , 2. C# / ASP.NET, 3. C++, 4. Python, 5. PHP, 6. SQL / MySQL, 7. HTML5 / CSS3, 8. Ruby on Rails, 9. Hadoop, 10. iOS / Android (source: Cybercoders). 7 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community Table of Contents 1. Software Development Trends to Watch in 2014 2. What Others Are Saying About Software Development for 2014 3. Resources 8 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community IDC says developing on the “third platform” of Social, Mobile, Cloud, and Big Data/Analytics needs to accelerate in 2014. “In 2014, we'll see every major player make big investments to scale up cloud, mobile, and big data capabilities, and fiercely battle for the hearts and minds of the developers who will create the solutions driving the next two decades of IT spending.” – IDC (link) IDC Press Release here. IDC Slide Deck found here 9 Jan 2014 ZDNet - 'Third platform' shift triggers enterprise software evolution Forbes: IDC Predicts Boom Times In 2014 For Cloud Services, Social, Mobile, Big Data, Bust For PCs Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community In 2014, we are going to see a huge leap forward in how APIs are put to use to drive innovation and help organizations be more efficient and profitable. Forrester: Want To Join The API Economy? Here's How “APIs are the drivers of a new type of economy, creating opportunities to generate revenue, extend brand reach, and deliver compelling customer experiences across mobile devices.” – IBM (link) 10 Jan 2014 IBM: Web API Management: New Rules for a New Economy “API management will emerge as a key enabler to digital transformation. 2014 will see enterprises across different vertical industries participating in the growing API economy, including as API providers focused on driving innovation via partner and third-party developer ecosystems”. – Ovum (link) Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community Developers must design private cloud services with a hybrid future in mind . Must make sure future integration and interoperability are possible, while securing the enterprise at the same time. “Nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017 .” – Gartner (link) IBM Thoughts on Cloud Blog Posts tagged Hybrid NetworkWorld: Hybrid cloud: The year of adoption is upon us “It's important to choose a technology foundation that offers room for expansion — both in terms of functionality richness, and in terms of hybrid cloud interoperability for the future.” – Gartner (link) 11 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community Internet of Things is hot and is driving demand for skilled developers who can develop IoT-based solutions. Internet of Things: by IBM Redbooks “The converging Nexus of Forces and the Internet of Things are creating the digital industrial economy. In 2014, CIOs must embrace and help lead this transformation. Doing so will require novel approaches and radical new thinking combined with unwavering attention to operational performance.” – Gartner (link) Where is the Internet of Things heading in 2014? – CIO.com “Survey found that 51 percent of CIOs are concerned that the digital torrent is coming faster than they can cope and 42 percent don't feel that they have the talent needed to face this future.” - IDC (link) 12 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community With the advent of distributed systems, mobile, IOT, etc, there is no longer a fixed perimeter to fully protect now. The 'attack surface' is now huge. Developers will be called upon to secure the enterprise. “With continuing trends in cloud, consumerization, mobility and the "next big thing", the way IT is delivered is changing. Each brings new threats and breaks old security processes.”– Gartner (link) Gartner Webinar: Top Security Trends and Takeaways for 2014 “We’re in a perfect IT security storm. Hackers are more sophisticated, your data is increasingly accessed anytime and anywhere and often resides in the cloud.” – IBM (link) “Increasing use of cloud-based services, user mobility and multiple devices is adding complexity to security, particularly identity management requirements.” – Ovum (link) 13 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community More than just about automating deployments, DevOps requires cultural change, including coordination, collaboration and trust among the teams that participate in the application lifecycle. “DevOps requires people, process and tools to promote seamless collaboration among diverse but simultaneous users, all conversing in "different" languages; it will necessitate not just technology adoption, but also a cultural shift.” - IBM Blog Post: Welcome 2014 The Year of DevOps! Gartner (link) ReadWrite: Three Reasons Your Startup Will Suffer Without DevOps “The walls between development, operations, and the business are coming down, ushering in a new age of collaboration that, in leading organizations, is already proving itself in delivering real business value faster and more frequently..” - Forrester (link) 14 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community 2014 will see increased open collaboration initiatives across the information technology ecosystem IBM - Working in the open OpenStack: The 5-minute Overview Bloomberg: Microsoft, IBM Join Facebook’s Open Compute Project “Although the open-data phenomenon is in its early days, we see a clear potential to unlock significant economic value by applying advanced analytics to both open and proprietary knowledge.” – McKinsey (link) 15 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community In 2014, developers who have deep cloud, mobile, big data/analytics and security development skills will be increasingly in demand “In a survey of 860 tech-focused hiring managers and recruiters, 73% reported planning to hire more candidates in the next six months, and 24% percent said their additional hiring will be substantial.” - ComputerWorld: 8 hot IT skills for 2014 InformationWeek (link) CyberCoders: 10 Most In-Demand Software Development Skills for 2014 “The IT job market is on the rise, and top jobs include anything in big data, mobile, cloud or security.” - Techrepublic (link) “Expertise in Web development, mobile development and large-scale data analysis will be much sought-after by IT hiring managers this year.” - PCWorld (link) 16 Jan 2014 The Enterprising CIO: Hot IT Skills in Demand for 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community Table of Contents 1. Software Development Trends to Watch in 2014 2. What Others Are Saying About Software Development for 2014 3. Additional Resources 17 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community Software Development – Selected IBM Social Media Venues developerWorks: • 4,367 Communities • 626 Blogs • 46 Forums • 1,736 Wikis IBM Rational on Youtube IBM Champions Twitter: developerWorks / IBMRational Facebook: Developerworks / IBMRational YouTube: developerWorks / IBMRational YouTube: developerWorks 18 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community More emerging trends research and thought leadership articles are available Access more trend articles, blog posts and information via the Horizonwatching Blog Other Content by Bill Chamberlin – – – – – – – Linkedin Profile = www.linkedin.com/in/whchamb/ Wordpress = Horizonwatching – Thought Leadership Blog Tumblr = HorizonWatching – Quote Blog Twitter = HorizonWatching – 140 Character Blog Slideshare = HorizonWatching - Slide Decks Facebook = HorizonWatching – Community Page LinkedIn Group = HorizonWatching – Community Group Note: This presentation represents my thoughts and ideas….not those of my employer. Follow me for more technology trend information on my public blog - HorizonWatching - Bill Chamberlin 19 Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • HorizonWatching Community Other HorizonWatching Trend Reports are available for download A more detailed Powerpoint version of this deck is located at http://www.billchamberlin.com/reports-books/. The 32 page report has more information and resources for you, including a list of over 65 trend and prediction articles for 2014. Other trend reports are available for download at: http://www.billchamberlin.com/reports-books/ – For the current status of the availability of the reports, see Availability of HorizonWatching 2014 Trend Reports Contents of the Detailed Trend Reports - These are typically 20-30 pages (Powerpoint format). 1. 2. 3. 4. 20 Trends to Watch (Important developments to watch in 2014) Trend Information (Market Opportunty, Growth Drivers, Adoption Challenges, Implications) Quotes: What Analysts and the Media is saying about the trend Lists of Websites and Resources • Analysts Note: A summary of each of the • Media detailed reports will also • Selected IT vendor and consultant websites and resources available in pdf format via the HorizonWatching account on • Top Trend and Prediction Articles Slideshare at • Social Media Sites & Searches http://www.slideshare.net/horizon • Selected Online Influencers watching • Selected white papers and other websites • List of 2014 Trend and Prediction Articles Jan 2014 Application Software Development: A 2014 HorizonWatching Trend Report (Summary Version) © 2014 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License