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Hype Cycle for Application Architecture and Development, 2020

Published: 31 July 2020

ID: G00450406

Analyst(s): Abhishek Singh, Mark O'Neill


The requirements of real-time digital business and user experience are driving innovation in application architecture and development, while technologies to achieve scale and agility are maturing. Application leaders can use the Hype Cycle to guide their application development strategies.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Packaged Business Capabilities
    • Quality Engineering
    • Graph APIs
    • Microapps
    • AI-Augmented Development
    • Composable Enterprise
  • At the Peak
    • Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)
    • Hybrid Application Platform
    • Multiexperience Development Platforms
    • Digital Integration Hub
    • Hypothesis-Driven Development
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Serverless Architecture
    • Behavior-Driven Development
    • Progressive Web Apps
    • Virtual Assistants
    • Cloud-Native Application Architecture
    • Chatbots
    • Microservices
    • Bots
    • Augmented Reality
    • Reactive Programming
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Citizen Developers
    • Mesh App and Service Architecture
    • Full Life Cycle API Management
    • Mediated API Pattern
    • Miniservices
    • LCAP
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Native Cross-Platform Frameworks
    • In-Memory Data Grids
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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