Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2017

Published: 07 August 2017

ID: G00314060

Analyst(s): Keith Mann , Mike West , Nathan Wilson


Application development is experiencing a new surge of technology and development practices as organizations adopt digital business initiatives. Application leaders modernizing application development must aggressively investigate maturing technologies and proactively assess the emerging wave.

Table Of Contents


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

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