Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2014

Published: 29 July 2014

ID: G00264031

Analyst(s): Maritess Sobejana, Thomas Murphy , Nathan Wilson


Digital business demands change both the applications IT delivers as well as how IT works. Tools are being impacted by adoption of cloud and social mechanisms, but many solutions are immature as the market rapidly evolves.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • SDA for Application Services
    • Application Services Communities
    • Java Enterprise Edition Version 7
    • Reactive Programming
    • Web-Scale Development
    • High-Productivity CEAP
    • DevOps
    • Unvetted Crowdsourced Community
    • Application Release Automation
    • Behavior-Driven Development
    • Event-Driven Web
    • Mobile Containers
    • Vetted Crowdsourced Community
  • At the Peak
    • Cloud-Optimized Application Design
    • Enterprise-Class Agile Development
    • ADLM PaaS
    • Application Services Governance
    • Crowdtesting
    • Hybrid Mobile Development
    • PaaS Frameworks
    • Public Web APIs
    • Responsive Design
    • Application Portfolio Management
    • UX Tools
    • Interactive Application Security Testing
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Enterprise Mobile App Stores
    • Requirements Elicitation and Simulation
    • Test Data Management
    • Apps
    • Dynamic Data Masking
    • Federated ADLM Suites
    • Cloud Testing Tools and Service
    • SOA Testing
    • Functional Programming Languages
    • Software Composition Analysis
    • Distributed Versioning
  • Climbing the Slope
    • IT Project and Portfolio Management Applications
    • Static Application Security Testing
    • Continuous Integration
    • Project-Oriented Agile Development Methodology
    • Web-Oriented Architecture
    • Static Data Masking
    • Native Mobile Development
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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