Progress Predicts 2015 Breakthroughs for Citizen Developers, IoT, Node.js
Progress Software made a series of bold predictions including breakthrough eras for citizen developers, the Internet of things and Node.js, among other things, at its Progress Exchange 2014 conference.ORLANDO, Fla.–Progress Software predicts the end is nigh for the "Application Ice Age," as technology has now reached a tipping point and currently belongs to anyone and everyone. Indeed, at its Progress Exchange 2014 conference here, Progress officials said the underlying technology behind everyday apps has become ubiquitous and as a result, everyone is becoming empowered by today’s affordable, high-powered devices. Moreover, as enterprises look to build their business on top of this landscape, Progress predicts six major technology trends that will shape the year ahead. “In 2015, organizations will face unique application development challenges," said John Goodson, chief product and technology officer at Progress Software, in a statement. "The face of IT is changing, with more business-line personnel contributing to development projects, which means seasoned IT professionals will be tasked with more migration and maintenance requests–from UI design to data integration to load testing. Both IT and business users will have a meaningful impact on application development, and they will work more closely together. The winners will choose the right tools and identify the most collaborative and efficient approach to delivering purpose-built applications that are easily consumed and provide the necessary integration and analytics to drive the business forward.”
The first Progress prediction is that citizen developers will unite and IT will respond. IT can’t keep up and it’s not their fault, Progress said. Businesses are demanding more and the consumerization of IT has raised user expectations.