We’re in the start of the new year, which means now is an excellent time to start investing in yourself and upskilling in order to prepare for a successful career (or career transition!). Today, we’d like to take a look at some of the most prominent tech trends that are expected to dominate the software development business in 2022. We’ll not only list and explain each trend, but we’ll also provide resources to assist you in getting started on your learning journey. Let’s get this party started!
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- Wrapping up
Multi-cloud is the first on the list, and it is a cloud computing model that uses two or more cloud platforms. Multi-cloud enables you to make use of the resources provided by many cloud providers while also lowering your cloud costs. By the end of 2022, Gartner predicts that over 75% of cloud customers will have used multi-cloud. You’ll be able to help a business transition to a multi-cloud approach if you have hands-on expertise with several cloud providers. In the software engineering industry, cloud experience is highly desired. Most businesses now use at least one cloud provider, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. There are millions of chances for cloud engineers to work in cloud architecture, cloud development, and cloud support. To make the process of deploying a multi-cloud architecture easier, the multi-cloud strategy works well with container technologies like Kubernetes. The multi-cloud approach will gain in popularity as the cloud continues to dominate the commercial landscape. Getting to know the model can help you get a head start on your cloud computing journey. We propose the following resources to get you started with your learning:
Swift, a multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language for iOS development, is the second trend on the list. To replace C-based languages in iOS programming, Apple built this secure, expressive, and powerful language. Swift has a reputation for being a simple-to-learn language. Apple-designed Swift with novice coders in mind, and they even produced Swift Playgrounds, an iPad app that makes it simple for new developers to get started with the language. iOS development, like the software industry as a whole, is rapidly expanding and changing. To continue developing newer and smarter applications for all users in 2022, iOS development efforts will focus on areas such as Apple machine learning, IoT, mobile payments, and chatbots. Swift is a wonderful language to learn if you want to get into iOS programming. If you decide to learn Swift, you’ll find yourself in high demand. According to Apple, the corporation has produced over two million employees in the United States alone, with an average pay of $116,804 per year. We propose the following resource to get you started with your learning: Swift Programming for Mobile App Development.
Continuous integration/continuous delivery, sometimes known as CI/CD, is a key DevOps and Agile best practice. Software development teams can use CI/CD to automate their software development lifecycle. With CI/CD, your team can deliver and deploy apps more frequently, speeding up the development process. You can automate and track things like code changes, new features, and prospective problem solutions with ease. CI/CD pipelines that are cloud-native are becoming increasingly prevalent. They enable us to fully utilize cloud computing services and capabilities such as containerization, serverless computing, and multi-cloud infrastructure. We previously looked at the concept of multi-cloud, and it’s clear that it’s a widely used approach that can be used to CI/CD and DevOps. You can become more familiar with the CI/CD pipelines and processes by learning a CI/CD tool. Jenkins, GitLab, Azure DevOps, and other popular technologies are just a few examples.
- DevOps for Developers
- The DevOps Toolkit: Working with Jenkins X
- The Complete Guide to DevOps in Azure
The Apache Software Foundation created Hadoop, an open-source software platform. Hadoop is based on Hadoop clusters, which are groups of computers (or nodes) that work together to do data processing. It enables us to store any type of data and manage several jobs at the same time. Hadoop is frequently used in data science and big data, therefore it’s a wonderful technology to master if you’re a data scientist (or aspiring data scientist). We propose the following resource to get you started with your learning: Introduction to Big Data and Hadoop.
Virtualization is the final trend we’ll look at. We can use the characteristics of a physical machine across many virtual environments thanks to virtualization. Because there are so many distinct types of virtualization, such as cloud virtualization, network virtualization, and data virtualization, you may have to work with a few different types depending on your team and business. This is a crucial trend to keep an eye on if you want to work in the cloud. Furthermore, if you haven’t already done so, you should learn about two more operating system fundamentals: concurrency and persistence. Understanding how operating systems work starts with these three fundamentals. We propose the following resources to get you started with your learning:
- Virtualization, Concurrency, and Persistence in Operating Systems
- What does it mean to be cloud-native? What you should know about your interview
- What exactly is a cloud? A primer on cloud computing topics for newcomers
That’s all there is to it! We looked at some of the top tech trends that are expected to emerge in the future year. There’s never been a better moment to start upskilling or acquiring a new skill to add to your résumé than now. Learning any of the tools or technologies on this list will advance your education and help you stand out to possible employers. Educative is dedicated to assisting you in broadening your knowledge and abilities.