Gartner Research

Agenda Overview for Application Development, 2014

Published: 09 January 2014

ID: G00249073

Analyst(s): Joe Bugajski, Matthew Hotle , Nathan Wilson , Van Baker , Ross Altman, David Norton, Jim Duggan, Mark Driver , Brian Prentice , Gordon Van Huizen, Thomas Murphy , Ray Valdes, Richard Marshall, Ian Finley, David Smith


Gartner's 2014 application development research will help application development leaders embrace mobile, social and cloud computing, and help transform the application development organization from a cost center to a catalyst for business innovation.

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Key Issues

  • What people, processes and technologies are needed for the AD organization to better support business innovation?
  • What are the trends in enterprise adoption, use and best practices for mobile, social and context-aware AD?
  • What are the trends in enterprise adoption, use and best practices for Web and cloud AD?
  • How are AD methodologies changing to improve IT responsiveness to the enterprise, and to support greater overall business agility?
  • How are application platforms and languages evolving and expanding to drive ROI from existing and new technology investments?
  • How will composite application development impact AD people, processes and technologies?
  • How is application development life cycle management (ADLM) evolving to support the enterprise software development life cycle?
  • How are software quality and testing evolving to support more agile, mobile, social, cloud and information-centric AD?

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