Trends that will change software development in 2021

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A few years ago we had “the great year of the technological leap”. This was the year 2020. This title came because of the expectations generated in terms of developments in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, the Internet, security, and digital banking.

Thus, one can be sure that the technology coming in will have a firm ground to build upon. Still, much work is needed as we seek to know which areas must be strengthened and be part of the global digital transformation and the new normality.

Let us have a look at some changes you not have noticed

Technological innovations in the application market

Remember that there is always a future, and the technology trends for 2020 are closer than we think. In this era of a globalized economy, an unprecedented evolution is taking place in the technological, social, and economic areas that will change the way of doing business very shortly. Pay attention to what is coming in the application development market:

Virtualization technologies.

Virtualization technologies are capable of increasing information security and saving resources. This feature can prevent breakdowns of the control equipment of the production machines that cause stoppages of more than a week. Solutions in this field make it possible to increase information security and maximize the use of resources, improving efficiency and reducing operating costs.


Lightweight virtualization with containers.

Containers or containers have become a new model for the development and deployment of applications in any environment. It’s no wonder that the rise of lightweight virtualization with Docker has revolutionized software development and operations. However, by joining the concepts of Microservices and Docker, we see that in software development there are many more pieces than in the process of a monolithic application, which is going to require a lot of effort. As a consequence, the so-called container orchestrators were born, such as Kubernetes or Swarm, capable of automating the deployment, scaling, and management of container applications, among other things.


We frame them in the field of application architecture to solve specific problems in monolithic applications, common in the business environment. The idea is to divide the applications into modules (microservices) to offer functionality and follow the rule of maximum cohesion. The migration of existing applications to microservices is already a trend that will continue to evolve in 2020 due to the advantages it offers: use and reuse of the different services; progressive deployment, testing, and scalability; greater ease in maintaining the infrastructure, etc.

We ought to be prepared for the changes that are to come. We must live it. Sometimes, for progress to be made in technology, there have to be drastic changes.


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