Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2015

Published: 28 July 2015

ID: G00277761

Analyst(s): Maritess Sobejana, Nathan Wilson


Digital business creates the need for strategic and modern approaches to improve speed and effectiveness of application development and delivery. Bimodal IT, the Internet of Things, mobile and cloud will continue to shape the type of applications IT delivers and transform the way IT works.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Continuous Delivery
    • Continuous Experience
    • Application Services Communities
    • Software-Defined Application Services
    • Application Release Automation
    • Web-Scale Development
  • At the Peak
    • Reactive Programming
    • Microservices
    • Application Services Governance
    • Crowdtesting
    • Enterprise-Class Agile Development
    • DevOps
    • PaaS Frameworks
    • Event-Driven Web
    • Public Web APIs
    • ADLM PaaS
    • Behavior-Driven Development
    • Citizen Developers
    • Application Portfolio Management
    • UX Tools
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Mobile Containers
    • Enterprise Mobile App Stores
    • Mobile Testing Tools
    • Interactive Application Security Testing
    • Dynamic Data Masking
    • Responsive Design
    • Requirements Elicitation and Simulation
    • Apps
    • Test Data Management
    • Cloud-Testing Tools and Services
    • Functional Programming Languages
    • SOA Testing
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Hybrid Mobile Development
    • Federated ADLM Suites
    • IT Project and Portfolio Management Applications
    • Static Application Security Testing
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Continuous Integration
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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