Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2008

Published: 07 July 2008

ID: G00158134

Analyst(s): Massimo Pezzini , Janelle Hill , L. Frank Kenney, Greta A. James, Lorrie Scardino, Joseph Feiman, Michael J. King, Mark Driver , Ray Valdes, Thomas Murphy , Michele Cantara, Neil MacDonald , Jim Duggan, Donald Feinberg , David Newman , David McClure, Jeff Vining, Mike Blechar, Frances Karamouzis , Marc Kerremans, Allie Young, Michael Calvert, William Clark , David Norton , Andrea Di Maio , Yefim Natis , Daniel Stang


A shift to process and service orientation is altering staffing, tools and methods of software development. In parallel, governance, planning, control and quality assurance techniques are being refined and strengthened to drive better predictability and meet the challenges of global sourcing.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Information-Centric Infrastructures
    • Collaborative Tools for the Software Development Life Cycle
    • Test Data Management
    • Open-Source AD Testing Tools
    • Metadata Repositories
    • SOA Testing
  • At the Peak
    • Open-Source Application Life Cycle Management Tools
    • Scriptless Testing
    • RIA Rich Client
    • Application Quality Dashboards
    • Application Testing Services
    • Business Process Management Suites
    • SOA Governance Technologies
    • Architected Model-Driven SODA
    • RIA Platforms
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Enterprise Architecture Tools
    • Open-Source AD Design Tools
    • Static Application Security Testing
    • IT Project and Portfolio Management
    • Agile Development Methodology
    • XML in Government
    • Business Application Package Testing
    • Dynamic Application Security Testing
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Enterprise Software Change and Configuration Management
    • OOA&D Methodologies
    • Microsoft .NET Application Server
    • Business Process Analysis
    • Unit Testing
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Multichannel Access Gateways
    • Performance Testing
    • XML-Enabled Database Management Systems
    • Automated Testing
    • Java Platform, Enterprise Edition
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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