The Top 5 Software Development Trends in 2017

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As digital start-ups continue to transform industries around the world, businesses need to do all they can to stay competitive. We’ve heard all about the benefits new technologies can bring, but what should IT professionals be doing right now to stay ahead of the game? The challenges of a rapidly changing environment can seem daunting, but with the right knowledge and preparation, they can be harnessed to propel a company forward. Here are the top software development trends that are shaping enterprise this year.


It might seem strange to start with something that’s been around for a few years now, but we’re set to see a huge transformation in how IT automation is implemented. Opportunistic scripting is well-loved by administrators, but the time has come for it to be replaced by a more systemic implementation. The current gold standard is based around heuristic design — using data from operations to learn how a system works, before applying automation accordingly. 

In order to manage this change, experts recommend appointing an automation leader in IT, as well as providing incentives for administrators.

Machine Learning

Heuristic automation itself has only been made possible by recent advances in artificial intelligence. And just as the term ‘Big Data’ reverberated …

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