Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2016

Published: 11 July 2016

ID: G00290647

Analyst(s): Nathan Wilson , Maritess Sobejana


Application development is poised for further disruption as organizations adopt new innovations and development models to support vital digital business initiatives. Application development leaders should explore them now for increased agility in meeting modern business demands.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Bots
    • Event-Driven Programming Models
    • Continuous Experience
    • Hypothesis-Driven Development
    • Conversational User Interfaces
    • Managed Application Services Communities
    • API Economy
    • Mediated APIs
  • At the Peak
    • Web-Scale Development
    • Microservices
    • Crowdtesting
    • Reactive Programming
    • Enterprise-Class Agile Development
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
    • Behavior-Driven Development
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Application Portfolio Management
    • Event-Driven Web
    • adPaaS
    • Cloud-Based IT PPM Services
    • UX Tools
    • Citizen Developers
    • Enterprise Mobile App Stores
    • Public Web APIs
    • PaaS Frameworks
    • Responsive Design
    • Requirements Elicitation and Simulation
    • Apps
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Cloud-Testing Tools and Services
    • SOA Testing
    • Test Data Management
    • Functional Programming Languages
    • Hybrid Mobile Development
    • IT Project and Portfolio Management Applications
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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