Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2012

Published: 30 July 2012

ID: G00233714

Analyst(s): Ian Finley , Nathan Wilson , Gordon Van Huizen


As the forces of commoditization and consumerization redefine the role of the application development organization and drive the evolution of AD technologies and disciplines, the redefinition of AD continues.

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
    • Enterprise-Class Agile Development
    • Public Web APIs
    • ALM PaaS
    • Cloud-Optimized Application Design
    • Application Release Automation
    • Ensemble Programming
    • Application Service Governance
    • Cloud-Enabled Application Platforms (CEAPs)
    • Cloud Application Development Services
  • At the Peak
    • Dynamic Data Masking
    • Information Capabilities Framework
    • Interactive Application Security Testing
    • Citizen Developers
    • Application Portfolio Management
    • Process Templates
    • SOA Testing
    • Cloud Testing Tools and Service
    • Distributed Versioning
    • Requirements Elicitation and Simulation
    • Test Data Management
    • Cloud Parallel Processing
    • Federated Application Life Cycle Management Suites
    • Functional Programming Languages
    • Application Stores
    • Object Relational Mapping for .NET
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Enterprise Mashups
    • Scriptless Testing
    • Model Driven Architectures
    • Software Composition Analysis
    • Web-Oriented Architecture
    • Project-Oriented Agile Development Methodology
    • RIA Platforms
    • Continuous Integration
    • RIA Rich Client
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Application Obfuscation
    • Static Application Security Testing
    • IT Project and Portfolio Management Applications
    • Static Data Masking
    • Composite Applications
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Dynamic Application Security Testing
    • Mobile Application Development Platforms
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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