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2016 Planning Guide for Application Platform Strategies

Published: 02 October 2015

ID: G00281343

Analyst(s): Danny Brian, Richard Watson, Bill Holz, Gary Olliffe, Eric Knipp, Sean Kenefick, Brad Dayley, Kirk Knoernschild

Summary

Development teams must deliver software more efficiently than ever before. They also face the most diverse technology ecosystem in history. To lay a foundation for success, teams must improve software architecture, infrastructure and processes simultaneously to realize greater velocity and agility.

Table Of Contents

Application Platform Strategy Trends

  • Modern Software Architecture Patterns Will Mature and Gain Momentum
    • Planning Considerations
  • Lightweight Infrastructure Will Continue to Replace Heavyweight Superplatforms
    • Planning Considerations
  • Development Teams Will Invest in Automating the Testing and Delivery Pipeline
    • Planning Considerations
  • Continuous Learning Will Become an Essential Developer Skill
    • Planning Considerations

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