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Top 10 Software Development Trends in 2022

The Software Development industry has been evolving and expanding at light speed for years. This can be attributed to many factors, such as the emergence of new technologies like Web 3.0 and NFT and the immense popularity of cross-development platforms such as React and Angular. At the center of it all, the new and emerging demands from consumers are the key reason old trends have faded, and new ones are emerging, particularly since the COVID pandemic. Yes, I said COVID.

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COVID hit businesses hard. New startups and established businesses had to adapt to the situation and quickly evolve their work processes and future roadmaps for each quarter. As a result, technology had to adapt, and it did.

In today's post, we will go over 10 popular software development trends for 2022. Given the rate at which this industry is evolving, it is very likely that by 2023, these trends would be obsolete and make way for newer, more productive trends. However,as of 2022, these trends are front and center in the spotlight.

The Rise of Python

The demand for creating enterprise-level solutions and complex apps is on the rise and with it is the popularity of the scripting language Python.

Before 2020 and interestingly, pre-COVID, JavaScript was the defacto programming language of choice among developers. By December 2021, however, the game had changed, and according to PYPL Index (Worldwide), Python emerged as the programming language of choice, followed by Javascript, a close second.

The sudden rise in popularity over the last 2 years is not without merit. The demands of AI and Machine Learning has necessitated the need for creating more-complex software and application that run on these technologies, and Python is the programming language used to create them. Given how popular Python currently is among developers, it is expected to remain at the top well into 2023.

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React and Angular Frameworks

More and more mobile apps and software solutions are being built on JavaScript-based frameworks. React, and Angular are two such frameworks in huge demand. Part of the reason for their success is that both are backed by tech giants. React was created by Facebook, while Angular was developed by Google. Each has its unique features. With Angular, you can create extremely high-performance cross-platform applications. On the other hand, React offers the flexibility of SEO friendliness in its approach.

At Softwaristic, we have dedicated teams that work on both React and Angular frameworks for our clients, and both are so integral to our development team that we can't pick a favorite.

Native App Development

Android and iOS are two platforms every App creator wants to market their app on. Cross-platform solutions made it possible for one app to be featured on both platforms using just one form of code, thereby significantly reducing costs related to app development.

Native app development, on the other hand, offers more stability, reliability, and efficiency because two separate apps are created; one for Android and the other for iOS. This approach can be costly, especially if the focus is to market on both platforms; however, if you only are interested in marketing on just one particular OS, then native programming is the way to go.

Certain industries can only be built around native app programming. Fintech is one example. Banking is another. Other big options include healthcare, multimedia, and accounting. Native App development took a setback when cross-platform development languages were introduced. However, they are now regaining their popularity and demand because they have provided amazing solutions to certain high-tech, high-demand industries such as Fintech.

It's Not Over for Java

Sure Python has been all the rage for the last 2 years, but JavaScript, with its extensive libraries and evolving architecture, remains a strong contender and the second most popular coding language in the software development industry.

A good app or software has to have a reliable backend architecture. Java Script is exceptional at handling backend operations in a short amount of time without having to overload or lag the app. Many companies still prefer JS for modern software development solutions. Depending on what industry you are in and your requirements, your mobile app sales representative might recommend Java to you.

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Artificial Intelligence

Analyzing and predicting user behavior, tabulating customer data, and understanding human psychology. These are some attributes that are at the heart of AI. Have you ever noticed sometimes how your app seems to know more about you than you? How does your app reveal your favorite food item that you haven't had in a while, thereby deciding for you? This is AI at work, one of the most popular, highly sought-after software development trends.

Today, business models are created based on AI and its calculations on growth, cost, revenue, and upcoming challenges.

Cloud Computing

Microsoft's Azure. Amazon's AWS. Google's Cloud.

These are the top three examples of cloud computing and they are here to stay. Creating an enterprise solution is one thing; deploying it is a whole new ball game. More and more companies are factoring cloud computing in their design and development strategy and many are already switching and making the move to Cloud seeing that Cloud experts will be in high demand in the future. A native cloud app can be created using many frameworks such as React Native, Angular, and Node JS.

Blockchain Development

There was a time when blockchain was only associated with cryptocurrency. That is no longer the case. Many companies are swiftly modeling their new or existing infrastructure on the blockchain model. Blockchain is essentially distributed and decentralized system which is proven to provide a much more reliable and transparent level of security in day-to-day transactions that go beyond Fintech.

A very popular example of blockchain is NFT, namely non-fungible tokens. At present, this technology is being used in digital art and it is expected to go beyond that into other mediums in 2022 and beyond.

Cross-Platform Development

Cost and budget is always the key decider in how a mobile app or any software solution would proceed. It's the perfect example of killing two birds with one stone, namely, creative software or app that would run smoothly on both Android as well as iOS devices. This is the primary goal of practically every company wanting to maximize outreach and exposure of their app, and Cloud platform development has made this possible

Outsourced Web Developers

Creating an app or software is a lengthy and expensive process. An average app requires thousands of hours of work and quite literally, teams of Android or iOS app developers working around the clock. These hours add up and make up a big chunk of the total cost associated with Developers. This has created a huge demand for outsourcing this work outside the US to other parts of the world, where hourly costs are almost a quarter of what they would be otherwise.

An outsourced developer programming.

Developers need to be good at coding and writing efficient code with quick, smooth execution. Where they are located makes little difference as long as customers get a fully functional app. Outsourced developers can reduce the cost by as much as 30%.

Web 3.0 Technologies

Web 2.0. Web 3.0 technologies are quickly making themselves known. Common examples include decentralized applications, peer-to-peer networking, and smart contracts. These are modern products for a new range of customers. We experience web 3.0 in our daily lives as well, such as when we use Google. Web 3.0 provides a far more personalized browsing experience when you visit a website. Notice how a website loads perfectly on your screen regardless of the device size or location. Some key features of web 3.0 include uninterrupted service, quick access to vast information, and ownership of information or Data.


As we slowly emerge out of COVID, the ever-increasing, ever-demanding requirements of clients will continue to bring about amazing enterprise-level solutions and stunning apps for the average and high-level consumer. New trends will continue to emerge as more startups turn their ideas into apps and then apps into revenue-generating portals.

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