Software development: what the future holds and how to get there successfully

For some years now we have been talking more and more about the “Application Economy”. We live in a world where there is an application for everything: not only on our mobile phones, but also – indeed, above all – in the services, solutions and technological platforms vital for the success of every type of company. The cloud evolution has incredibly accelerated the digitization process and today innovations such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are preparing to transform business applications (but also game and entertainment) of the past in something new, different and more performing. In all this, the role of the developers has also changed: they are no longer “those who write code” but are the ones who, thanks to the new operating methods and approaches – containers, microservices, etc. – can make available to the business all the potential for innovation of the new IT.

Developers are increasingly requested professionals, who must move in advance to learn about trends, technologies and acquire new skills that allow them to contribute more and more to the success of the companies they work for, creating applications that meet the needs of internal and external users, and all kinds of processes. In a moment of evolution like this, it is essential for them to have the opportunity to access opportunities for growth, learning and comparison with the community.

Oracle, in fact, predicts that developers will have to work more closely with data scientists, to amplify their ability to power applications with intelligence: By 2020, 8 out of 10 personalized apps will have integrated intelligence functions. Remaining on the subject of artificial intelligence and automation, bots will also be increasingly pervasive in each process and specialized: the task of the developers will also be to make sure that this intelligence is made available to users in an intuitive way, calling “the right bot” for the “Right task”. Not only that: the tendency to go towards increasingly rich and complex native cloud environments will see the emergence of a new profile of platform super professional, the platform engineer, who will take care of guaranteeing high performance and secure cloud infrastructure on which developers will be able to create and implement their native cloud apps, being able to make the most of containers, microservices, and all new application trends,

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