Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Development and Delivery, 2018

Published: 09 August 2018

ID: G00340590

Analyst(s): Rob Dunie, Keith Mann


Application development is experiencing a new surge of innovations and development practices as organizations adopt digital business initiatives. Application leaders modernizing application development must aggressively investigate maturing innovations 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
    • Communities of Practice
    • Quality Engineering
    • Continuous Experience
    • Hypothesis-Driven Development
    • DevOps Application Testing
    • Event-Driven Programming Models
    • Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis
    • DevOps Toolchain
  • At the Peak
    • Conversational User Interfaces
    • Product Roadmapping Tools
    • Bots
    • Enterprise Agile Frameworks
    • Product-Centric Delivery Model
    • Managed Application Services Communities
    • Native Cross-Platform Frameworks
    • Mediated APIs
    • Post-Scrum Methodologies
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Enterprise-Class Agile Development
    • Behavior-Driven Development
    • Crowdtesting
    • API Economy
    • Event-Driven Web
    • Reactive Programming
    • Application Portfolio Management
    • Cloud-Based IT PPM Services
    • Microservices
    • Citizen Developers
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
    • Public Web APIs
    • UX Tools
    • Agile Ops
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Mobile App Testing Tools
    • PaaS Frameworks
    • SOA Testing
    • Test Data Management
    • Apps
    • Cloud-Testing Tools and Services
    • Client-Side MVC
    • IT Project and Portfolio Management Applications
    • Functional Programming Languages
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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