Constant change is the most important thing in this growing world of technology. And 2018 is the year where we see big and exciting changes in the software development industry.

Still, recognizing the potential to make a lasting influence on the industry can allow you to differentiate between fads and what’s trending. As the year 2018 begins, you start to wonder which popular software development are capable of giving you the advantage on the game? Worry not, you’re on the right. Below you will find top 5 trends that needs to be on priority list for every business professionals in 2018.

  1. VIRTUAL REALITY

VR (Virtual Reality) headsets have been quite the talk in 2017 but didn’t get the pushed for adoption and on the entertainment industry, writers are making greater and more immersive stories. For example, the movie “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” is a fully-immersive virtual reality ride that mixes virtual and physical elements into a wondrous adventure game.

It’s really the time to work with developers to give wings to your dreams and make your VR application a reality in 2018.

 

 

  1. INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)

In today’s game, almost everything are turning into a data-generator, from living rooms, hotel booking, house appliances to deep sea oil rigs. Even a simple toothbrush can gather data about brushing behavior and share it with a dentist to guarantee better dental health. These devices collect a large amount of data that would push IT companies to explore a much cheaper yet faster methods of processing data. Edge computing will become the priority since database and network engineers will be in demand to create the infrastructure of the IoT devices in the future.

  1. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

We have reached the point where businesses absolutely need to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) in order to stay relevant. AI is now having a significant impact on the industry and the early adopters of this technology are obtaining consequential earnings. For example, JP Morgan has successfully implemented some ML-led solutions and artificial intelligence to manage contract portfolio with their commercial clients. The machine is technically better doing labor task than human counterparts.

To say the least, this is really something to keep your eyes on.

  1. BLOCKCHAIN DEVELOPERS

Blockchain became trending in 2017, this is thanks to the meteoric rise of Bitcoin. However, this technology is equipped with the capacity to revolutionize nearly any industry. This year 2018, we will start to see deals at this disruption through business-class blockchain platforms.

 

 

  1. CYBER SECURITY

2017 has been a terrible year for private information on the web and for that every business, establishment and government institution has their security on top-of-mind, this just means that the demand for security solutions will surely rise. Enterprises will need to take cybersecurity initiatives on both external and internal.

Those who specialize software development who would want their talents to stay in-demand in the future must try their hands in cybersecurity, another green pasture besides edge computing  and blockchain.

In conclusion

As the year 2018 starts, there’s nothing but a lot of opportunities ahead for software developers with the right skillset. And although trends change, we do believe that this five trends are definitely here to stay and deserve your attention.