What is it that is bringing technology nearer to enterprises?
What is it that is a big enabler of productivity and profitability in organizations?
The answer lies in Enterprise Software Development. Enterprises are leveraging the potential of umpteen technologies and the list is increasing day by day. Enterprise software development is seeing the brightest side right now with certain highly popular technologies taking the credit. There are many but not all have been able to prove their worth around the globe.
Let us look at what are those technologies that have shone across enterprises, their key features and why are they so popular amongst the business arena.
“We’re changing the world with technology” – Bill Gates
.NET Core was contributed to the .NET Foundation by Microsoft in the year 2014. Microsoft’s ASP .NET Core is a cross-platform, open-source framework for developing contemporary, cloud-enabled, and IoT-based web applications. ASP .NET Core, a recent web app development framework is furnished with many heightened features that empower developers to develop dynamic web apps. Microsoft itself says that .NET Core is the Future of .NET, what more do we need to perceive its worth!
ASP .NET Core is a combined version of ASP .NET MVC and ASP. NET Web API, making it simplistic to design, develop, and deploy software at high speed and extreme efficiency. It is a cross-platform development tool to develop and run apps on Windows, macOS, and Linux. It can be easily adopted by people and businesses, including for individual, academic or commercial determinations. Many establishments use .NET Core as part of apps, tools, new platforms and hosting services.
Siemens Healthineers, GoDaddy, Quantum Technologies, Tencent, Stack Overflow and more
Artificial Intelligence systems naturally establishes at least some of the following behaviours related with human intelligence: planning, learning, reasoning, problem solving, knowledge depiction, awareness, motion, and management and, to a lesser extent, social intelligence and originality. Artificial intelligence is the reproduction of human intelligence actions by machines, mainly computer systems. These procedures include learning, reasoning and self-correction. Looking at the stride at which establishments are accepting this technology, AI development is in trend today and applications of AI contain expert systems, speech recognition and machine vision.
Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, Banjo, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Twitter and more
‘Internet of Things’ is a comprehensive concept that signifies ‘connected’ and ‘automated’ environment in the home, offices, industries, plants, vehicles with the help of embedded systems, network, control systems, and automation technologies.
The Internet of Things is all about more connected objects and things over the internet, empowering quicker communication and automation up to a certain extent. A growing number of IoT devices such as smart home appliances, smart vehicles, and wearable technology are saying a lot about the growth of this technology over recent years.
General Electric (GE), Rolls Royce, Cisco, Google, Garner and more
“Information security, sometimes shortened to infosec, is the practice of protecting information by mitigating information risks. It is part of information risk management.” – Wikipedia
Enterprises and its taskforce that uses the digital media are constantly in need for information security measures specially to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability. Each enterprise, depending upon its own workflow, requirements and technological build need to implement a security policy that takes care of all aspects of security, be it any phase of the project.
One such project execution methodology that focusses on information security is DevSecOps
DevOps + Security, DevSecOps lays emphasis on the security as a shared responsibility. Security measures should be taken into consideration right from the start to the end-to-end process flow. According to Red hat, DevSecOps means thinking about application and infrastructure security from the start. In 2019, DevSecOps will be capturing attention as a pivotal point towards maintaining security level throughout the app development lifecycle.
The core elements of DevSecOps are test automation — tooling and beyond, threat modelling — a shift in perspective and skill enhancement. DevSecOps is a way of forthcoming IT security with an “everyone is responsible for security” attitude. It includes injecting security performs into an organization’s DevOps pipeline. The objective is to integrate security into all stages of the software development workflow.
Fannie Mae, PayPal, Allianz and more
Serverless computing is a robust development practice that alternates virtual machines with compute power as and when needed and moves away after the utilization is over. Serverless surely does not mean there is no server involved. There are servers involved but they are managed by the cloud service provider like AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform. It is a cloud-based computing service and like all functionalities in the cloud, it runs on servers when needed. It has been constantly compared with the container technology.
Serverless computing provides productive, machine-agnostic abstractions for IT engineers. It offers a modern, future proof architecture wherein you can leverage the newest modernization in distributed systems and large-scale software development. It enhances the productivity level of developers to a great extent.
The trend is also now towards microservices architecture, in which there are structured applications as an assortment of loosely coupled services. Easy build, expansion and scaling pose to be instant benefits of this popular style of architecture. Enterprises are looking at microservices as an apt method for their software development strategy.
Netflix, Codepen, Zalora, Coca-cola, Nordstrom, eBay, Amazon, the UK Government Digital Service, Twitter, PayPal, Soundcloud, The Guardian and more
Enterprise Business Intelligence is making its presence felt, in major industry domains across the globe. And now, here enters the most modern telescope carrying a futuristic view of the huge bulks of data – Predictive Analytics. As the word suggests, with all the heap of data lying behind and forecasted in the future, what interpretation would the data carry and how would it assist solve business issues? What value addition would it tag along with? Predictive Analytics solutions act as a window to the future with which an organization can implicitly leverage the business data to identify and resolve business matters. It is more of a medium to assist identification of future outcomes based on the past data. It redefines your measures of success and predicts what could be the possible outcome.
Netflix, Facebook, Match.com Boston Medical Center, Oracle and more
As an opensource web and mobile application framework powered by Google, AngularJS has been instrumental in facilitating both the development as well as the testing of apps with MVC and MVVM architectures.
PayPal, Lego, Netflix, The Guardian, Upwork, Freelancer, YouTube for PS3 and more
Cloud computing seems like magic – completely capable of transforming the face of your business in such a positive and lucrative manner that it would be tough to perceive what it was before the cloud technology was implemented. Looking at this cloud fever, n number of companies have started opting for it, not knowing in detail, what they want, what is needed and how can it be achieved.
Enterprises have started transferring their technology setup but in real terms, have not transformed yet. For a real authentic transformation, only technology upgradation and migration are not enough. It requires a certain mindset which is keen to adapt to these changes and is all set of undertake any kind of challenge that comes its way. The cloud computing has come as a revolution and has swept off organizations under their feet, them not realizing what is happening and how. What enterprises just know is they cannot do without the cloud now and the best part is if done in the right manner, cloud implantation turns out quite profitable, productive and progressive.
Netflix, Xerox, Pinterest, Instagram, Etsy, Apple, The Hartford, Delhaize, Pearson and more
The container technology focusses towards remote stateless environments that help in extracting away variances in OS distributions and basic infrastructures. Containers are light in weight, independent, executable packages of software that encompass all elements needed to run it like code, libraries, system tools, runtime etc.
It is like a virtual machine, simulating a real machine with many similarities but significant architectural variations. Containers execute on a unified OS kernel isolating itself from the environment when moved from a single computing background to another.
Docker and Kubernetes are two big names in the world of containerization.
Docker is a container management service which helps developers to design application and make it easier to create, deploy and run applications by using containers. Docker has a built-in mechanism for clustering containers, called “swarm mode.” With swarm mode, you can use Docker Engine to launch application across multiple machines. Docker Swarm is Docker’s own native clustering solution for Docker containers which has an advantage of being tightly integrated into the ecosystem of Docker and uses its own API.
Kubernetes is an open source system for managing containerized application in a clustered environment. Using Kubernetes in a right way helps the DevOps as a Service team to automatically scale up-down the application and update with the zero downtime. Kubernetes provides much more beyond the basic framework, enabling users to choose the type of application frameworks, languages, monitoring and logging tools and other tools of their choice. Although it is not Platform as a Service but can be used as a basis for complete PaaS.
PayPal, Visa, MetLife, Citizens bank, ADP, Cornell University, Globant SA, Amadeus, Oliver Bernard and more
DevOps is an approach to bridge the gap between ‘Development’ and ‘Operation’. It is an engineering culture which aims to combine software development and operation strengthening better collaboration and communication among the teams.
DevOps, as service, offers the 5 Cs that showcase the cultural and technical shift in the software engineering methods. Continuous planning, continuous integration, continuous testing, continuous deployment and continuous feedback for the basis of DevOps implementation.
Increasing number of organizations are turning to DevOps consulting as a mechanism to ensure competent software delivery – internally as well as to clients. DevOps is the face of the future of project execution methodologies. Demand for DevOps developers and engineers is increasing, at a rapid pace. If you look at the DevOps trends that have been predicted for 2019, it has a rosy future.
Amazon, Netflix, Target, Walmart, Facebook, Etsy, Adobe, Nordstrom, Sony Pictures and more
As we go through the most popular and eminent technologies that have been carving a niche for themselves, we come across many others through our minds. And the list seems never to end. But it must and hence here were some of the most deserving candidates. There is much more that can be written or compared but this surely gives us a transparent peep into the windows of these technologies.
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