Top Trends in Application Development

Sometimes it seems that the development industry changes at a glacial pace, but programming is currently in the midst of some big transitions. Peter Wayner says that these could be the most important trends in enterprise application development for the coming year:

  1. JVM is not just for Java anymore.
  2. JavaScript is not just for JavaScript anymore.
  3. No code is an island.
  4. The growth of the “walled garden.”
  5. Openness retreats.
  6. Bandwidth is no longer free.
  7. Energy is no longer free, either.
  8. Traditional education fades from relevance.
  9. Accuracy fades as scalability trumps all.
  10. Real parallelism begins to get practical for all.
  11. GPUs trump CPUs.

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