4 trends of programming in 2017 which will run another 10 years
2017 brings us closer to the future that science fiction writers have drawn. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, quantum computing – all of this is one step away from the mainstream. Therefore, we decided to talk about four technologies that entered the top in 2017 and will be at the forefront of the coming years.
1. Hybrid client-server architecture
The trend towards shifting computing to the cloud will remain relevant this year. The number of software systems combining on-premises and cloud computing will grow. These hybrid systems do some cloud-side computing and some locally. For example, Xbox One. Here offline games can use the local console resource, but when switching to multiplayer, the location processing is played by the Xbox Live network service.
And there will be more and more such hybrid systems, because the border between web services and conventional applications will fade.
2. Big data
The bits of information number is growing every year, and this trend will intensify in 2017. Biometric data, cumulative clicks are growing exponentially. And for the analysis of big data, powerful tools are increasingly used – cloud computing + machine learning algorithms.
3. Virtual reality
2017 is likely to be a cardinal year for VR, as many companies are actively working to make virtual reality technologies cheaper and more affordable.
Plus, bulky VR gadgets keep shrinking, and the number of augmented reality (AR) devices is growing. This is a wake-up call for programmers: they need to quickly hone their VR / AR-specific skills in the field of design and development in 2D and 3D.
4. Quantum computing
Quantum computers are an IT innovation. They are able to carry out calculations an order of magnitude faster than transistor ones. In the future, quantum processors will become the basis for smaller, more powerful devices. And companies like Life ASAPA are already in 2017 trying to create a single super-device that will replace the phone, tablet and laptop.