Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Web Computing, 2016

Published: 02 August 2016

ID: G00290522

Analyst(s): Magnus Revang


Web technologies create the fabric that enables digital businesses to run. Understanding when and how to use emerging and evolving web technology is critical for IT organizations as they become the engine room for the transitioned digital business.

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
    • Progressive Web Apps
    • Ambient Experiences
    • Continuous Experience
    • Design Thinking
    • Web Notifications
    • Conversational User Interfaces
    • Web Components
    • Full-Stack JavaScript
  • At the Peak
    • Web-Scale Application Architecture
    • Cloud Citizen Integrator Services (iSaaS)
    • DXPs (formerly UXPs)
    • Microservices
    • Server-Side JavaScript
    • High-Performance JavaScript
    • Tag Management
    • Web Real-Time Communications
    • HTTP/2
    • WebGL
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Event-Driven Web
    • UX Tools
    • Public Web APIs
    • Context-Enriched Services
    • Methodological UX Design
    • Client-Side MVC
    • A/B and Multivariate Testing
    • Lean Portals
    • Responsive Design
    • Semantic Web
    • Portal PaaS
    • Cloud Computing
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Mobile Web Apps
    • Website Experience Analytics
    • Cloud/Web Platforms
    • HTML5
    • Hybrid Mobile Development
    • Content Migration
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Portal-Less Portals
    • Web-Oriented Architecture
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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