What is the next "BIG THING" in
Programming & Technology?
In the 21st century, we are clearly witnessing a Digital Transformation. Technological concepts are fast emerging into practical applications faster than ever. As a contributor to this growth and also as the one who uses it for his own benefit, every user should understand the latest trends. Let’s have a look at the future of programming and software development in 2020.
Any development job starts on a certain local server/computing environment and then deployed to the live server. This transfer between the two different environments often brings bugs and errors with it. This is due to a compatibility issue. This problem is taken care of by CONTANIERIZATION.
Software developers use “CONTAINERS” in the cloud to solve these problems.
Containerization bundles an application together will all the related dependencies, files, libraries required for it to run efficiently in every computing environment. This technique helps developers top create and deploy applications faster than traditional methods. It is very much likely to become the new norm for software development.
Making Smarter Software with AI First Strategy
Tech giants Google & Microsoft are already moving ahead of everyone by evolving to the AI-First world. Then term AI FIRST was made popular by Sundar Pichai in 2017 while announcing Google’s shift to AI-First from a mobile-first strategy.
Google’s concept has always been simple. How to delight its customers? This hunger of user satisfaction made Google hire the most promising AL talent, acquiring several AI firms and whatnot. These developments required the support of new algorithms to support the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence.
AI-First Strategy in a simple statement: “Use Machine Intelligence vs Huam Expertise to make business decisions and maintaining a competitive advantage”.
API Integration: To Develop Apps Faster
Whenever we think of collecting and displaying data APIs play a noteworthy part. Especially third party APIs which are used by developers today. If application development comes in the world with this approach, which it already has, it will bring a huge improvement is many business processings. Using third party APIs is earlier than developing them in custom.
If we have a proper solution for a business need, it is always easy and cost-effective than the complement development from scratch. People are already favoring to work with various integrations of varied services to suit their needs. So, the need for custom development can be eliminated easily.
Improving sales with Data-Driven Rating System
The primary objective of any business is to improve sales. This is possible with online marketing, improving website traffic and possibly convert that traffic into paying clients. To achieve this, we employ a lot of strategies like SEO, SOCIAL MEDIA, PPC and what not. Eventually, it’s all about improving sales.
So, how to achieve sales improvement with DATA?
Analyzing & Quantifying the data. With the help of Data Analytics, we can know what methods are improving your website visits. With such specific data, we can plan our next online marketing strategies for pinpoint targeting.
DATA helps your product to reach the target audience. This drives sales. This gives you income.
A concept we all know: “AN IMAGE IS WORTH A 1000 WORDS”. With the inseparable bond of humans and devices, businesses require graphical tools to showcase their products and services. This makes it easy for any user to understand the nature of the product or service easily. Also, reading a blog has become a mundane task for many users. They prefer appealing graphics, videos, animations. That’s what drives customer engagement and eventually sales.
Functional programming is nothing but the process of building software by means of Pure Functions. This helps in avoiding any coding defects, a shared state which is shared between multiple functions or data-structure. When we use it as an immutable state, it becomes a memory saving mechanism.
Serverless Architecture aka Function As A Service (FAAS) is a software design pattern where an application is hosted by a third-party service, thus eliminating the need for software and hardware management by the developer himself. Also, with this kind of techniques, applications can be scaled individually depending on the requirements and upgradation.
Use of virtual servers provided by Amazon & Microsoft can eliminate the physical hardware maintenance concerns, only needing to manage the OS and software processes.
A great example would be Microsoft Azure or AWS Lambda which can take care of all physical hardware, virtual operating systems and complete software management. You only need to worry about is YOUR CODE.
Blockchain, to put up in simple words is a chain of blocks where BLOCK = DIGITAL INFORMATION is stored in a CHAIN = PUBLIC DATABASE.
How does Blockchain work?
Whenever a block stores new data, it is added to the chain. Blockchain consists of multiple blocks attached. Blockchain is available to the public to view data. A user’s computer is connected to the blockchain via NODES. Through these nodes, the user receives a copy on a blockchain with update information. Everyone is familiar with Facebook. The news feed is nothing but a blockchain. Where is blockchain used:
- Digital payments: 24/7 payment support with security.
- Healthcare data automatically updated, aggregated and replicated among practitioners.