Tracy Watson 26/12/2019 #Popular #News 8 min read With 2019 coming to a close, it is time to look at the next year and identify some of the software trends that lay ahead. Due to the dynamic nature of the IT landscape, there are new changes and developments, and constantly keeping up with everything that happens is absolutely critical so that you are using the latest methods and techniques to create your product. With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at the IT trends 2020.1. AI-Driven Software DevelopmentOf the software development trends that you can expect to play a big role in 2020 is the increasing role of AI products. The future of AI is even more promising when we look at a recent Forbes study; 84% of the business leaders that they surveyed said that implementing AI technology provides them with a competitive advantage. Since there are so many applications for AI in various industries, software development companies are always looking for new ways of adopting AI technology to solve business needs. Expect to see even more advanced chatbots, accurate customer behavior analysis, and less human involvement in business processes in 2020.2. Rise of 5G Speeds5G is a new upcoming technology that will widely available, and it will change the way we develop software and how we interact with the product. For example, let’s take a look at AR/VR technology. In order to enjoy the fully immersive experience that this technology offers, 5G speeds are necessary because all of the graphics and connectivity that is required will be available. Therefore, you can expect to see more AR apps like the one from Finlandia appear in 2020.3. Mixed RealityOne of the reasons that mixed reality will be in demand in 2020 is because small and medium-sized businesses are following industry giants like Walmart, who were quick to adopt this technology. The future of mixed reality development services looks very promising, especially in areas like gaming and retail. In fact, we saw way back in 2016, the major impact that Pokemon Go had on the gaming industry. Well, four years have passed since then, new developments have been made, so expect to see more of mixed reality in 2020.4. Microservices Will Become MainstreamA trend in software development that we saw this year is a rise in the microservices architecture, and this is expected to continue into 2020 as well. One of the biggest reasons for this is because microservices fit in well with the Cloud Native, fast software development. While for some companies, monolithic may be more attractive because it keeps things simple, the advantages of microservices are just too numerous to ignore. Furthermore, the upcoming technology 2020 will include more features, and microservices are more adept at handling everything that is included in the product.5. Cross-Platform Development Will DeclineEven though cross-platform development provides companies with many advantages, native apps provide users with a much better experience and performance. While cross-platform development might be cheaper since you only need to hire one team, the product will constantly have to be tweaked in order to account for new changes made to the platform.6. Progressive Web Apps Will Continue to GrowThe reason that progressive web apps will be in demand in 2020 and beyond is that they provide the user with the best and seamless experience. Also, progressive web apps allow you to combine the best of your website and mobile apps into a single product, which will help increase your conversion rates and provide an overall better experience.7. Cybersecurity Will Be a Hot Button IssueBoth businesses and individual users are always looking for ways to secure their web presence. Therefore, cybersecurity trends will further focus on securing applications and websites. This will be increasingly challenging given the wider functionalities that are offered because hackers have more gateways to enter the system.8. Cloud Services Will Be PopularEven though the cloud has been around for quite some time now, businesses are continuing to switch from physical servers and shift their storage to the cloud. Besides, expect cloud computing to play an increased role in software development because it really speeds things up and improves transparency as well.9. Instant Apps Will Play a Strategic RoleUsers love instant apps because there is no need to download them. Even though they have the same features as a mobile app, they work like a website. They are also smaller in size and offer a great user experience, which helps improve conversion rates. This is why companies have made instant apps strategically important to their business.10. Blockchain Will Be Further ImplementedCurrently, blockchain is used in only a handful of industries, but it will continue to grow in 2020. It offers companies a secure data transfer, which is critical in today’s business climate. Blockchain offers many advantages to businesses across industries, such as improved transparency, increased efficiency, and better security, among others.2020 is expected to be filled with the development of new state-of-the-art technologies that will provide users with better experiences and improve business efficiency. However, to create the best products, you have to know which technologies are currently used and what will be in-demand next year and beyond.