These event proceedings were presented at the IDC Directions conferences in Santa Clara and Boston in March 2019.
The industry is at a major inflection point. If every company is to become a software company, how does the industry reshape itself, staff up with developer talent, and compete in this new world? Meanwhile, the traditional world of application development is experiencing pressures from every direction. Developers are being asked to work faster, embrace new programming techniques, consume a wide variety of new services, and deliver a heavily modernized user experience (UX) — while still maintaining existing applications. How does that happen, and where will the development talent come from to accomplish these lofty objectives over the next five years? Arnal Dayaratna takes you through a presentation that considers the changing goals and objectives being placed on developers; the types of development they are being pushed to do; what new languages, technologies, and development techniques are being used; and how IT departments are changing as a result of this software development crisis.