Are you wondering what are the latest trends in software development?

Our Engineering Director - Rumen compiled a list of the latest 2021 software development trends that could hail a paradigm shift in the IT world, and impact the activity of companies across multiple industries.


1.  Cloud based solutions - Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure

In recent years, the need for business availability, data recovery, and high accessibility is growing. This has forced many companies and entities to move to cloud alternatives. On top of this, the cloud vendors offer additional services, which help implementing more efficient and reliable solutions. 

The developers at Mobile Wave Solutions have built significant experience in implementing solutions based on cloud services. They work on the implementation of data platforms for major clients, using AWS services such as Kinesis, SQS, DynamoDB, S3, lambda functions and many others on a daily basis. 

2.  Containers and Microservices 

Another software development trend to look out for is the rising adoption of containers and microservices. Containerization and cloud-based microservices architecture are a perfect fit for projects that require scalability, security and 24/7 availability. That’s because the microservices allow the organizations to create loosely coupled, highly maintainable and efficient solutions. 

The microservice architecture enables the rapid, frequent and reliable delivery of large, complex applications. Usually it happens using containers. Containers are a lightweight, and efficient way for applications to move between environments and run independently. Everything needed to run the application is packaged inside the container object: code, run time, system tools, libraries and dependencies.

We use containers and microservices across many projects which require high availability and scalability. 

3.  The rise of the JavaScript frameworks and Python

In 2020, JavaScript dominated the list of the most used programming languages among developers worldwide. Almost 68% of the software engineers stated that they used JavaScript.  At the same time, Python is rushing to the top of that list, with 44% of respondents stating that they used it for their code. It seems Python’s growing popularity will continue well into 2021 and beyond. This can be explained by the boom of technologies such as machine-learning, data science and Internet of Things.

The majority of our projects require expert knowledge of JS based frameworks such as React, React Native, Angular and Vue.js. Our team also has experience using Python in the implementation of ETL applications for some of our major customers. 

4.  Native Mobile-Development Languages

The growing user demand for speed, personalization, and application quality, makes native programming languages an optimal choice when planning how to build mobile applications.  That’s why we expect the native mobile-development languages (Kotlin, Swift) and programming languages focused on better user experiences combined with improved product speed and security to have a promising future. 

Mobile Wave Solutions has extensive experience in implementing mobile applications with Swift and Kotlin. Our colleagues are working on innovative and ground-breaking projects in the area of entertainment and online gaming - watch this space! 

5.  The API Economy

The digital transformation and the need to integrate different software applications puts the API in the central position for every integration. Building a complex API economy to make offline consumer channels, such as mail, and digital out-of-home experience smarter and faster, is dominating the industry and will continue to do so in the months ahead. 

APIs play a central role in the solutions implemented by Mobile Waves. Our developers utilize state-of-the-art technologies including OpenAPI, GraphQL, Swagger, Hasura and many others to guarantee the best API performance, reliability and security. 

The above mentioned trends are not the only latest technologies in the software industry. There is an ever-evolving list of IT innovations and hot technologies that we will continue to track and adapt to as they come into use. If you are interested in how we work with these technologies, please email us today!


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