Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2011

Published: 27 July 2011

ID: G00214153

Analyst(s): Mike Blechar, Ian Finley


An increased focus on measurable, more-agile processes and service orientation is altering staffing, tools and methods of software development. In parallel, governance, planning, control and quality assurance are being refined and strengthened to drive better predictability and support sourcing.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Java Enterprise Edition Version 7
    • DevOps
    • Ensemble Programming
    • Enterprise-Class Agile Development
    • Enterprise App Stores
    • ALM PaaS
    • Interactive Application Security Testing
    • Application Release Automation
    • Cloud-Enabled Application Platforms (CEAPs)
    • Cloud-Optimized Application Design
    • Citizen Developers
    • Cloud Application Development Services
    • Cloud Parallel Processing
    • SOA Testing
  • At the Peak
    • Distributed Versioning
    • Data Services
    • Application Portfolio Management
    • Cloud Testing Tools and Service
    • Enterprisewide Metadata Repositories
    • Object Relational Mapping for .NET
    • Requirements Elicitation and Simulation
    • Architected Model-Driven SODA
    • Test Data Management
    • Functional Programming Languages
    • Federated Application Life Cycle Management Suites
    • Legacy Application Modernization Services
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Enterprise Mashups
    • Scriptless Testing
    • Model Driven Architectures
    • SOA Governance Technologies
    • Software Composition Analysis
    • Web-Oriented Architecture
    • RIA Platforms
    • Project-Oriented Agile Development Methodology
    • Continuous Integration
    • RIA Rich Client
    • IT Project and Portfolio Management Applications
    • Composite Applications
    • Static Application Security Testing
  • Climbing the Slope
    • ARAD Service-Oriented Development of Applications
    • Dynamic Application Security Testing
    • Mobile Application Development
  • Entering the Plateau
    • SOA
    • OOA&D Methodologies
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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