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Top Trends in Software Engineering that are likely to dominate in 2022

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With the emergence of new technologies and increased focus on customer centricity, organizations are rapidly pivoting to intelligent software engineering services to bring innovation across products and services and render real-life, superior user experiences. Future-ready organizations are judiciously leveraging next-gen software engineering services to align development requirements with business objectives, accelerate the software lifecycle (from pre-maturity to completion) and optimize the software performance. Cutting-edge software engineering solutions can aid organizations to launch reliable, scalable and quality apps faster, revamp their business models and build robust and secure IT infrastructures – all while capitalizing on new growth opportunities.

Listed below are some top trends that possess the potential of changing the software engineering world in 2022:

App Modernization led by Containers

Gartner had predicted that by 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production. Containers basically help software to run steadily in different computing environments. A container comprises the entire run-time environment – applications, system libraries, configuration files plus settings and other binaries, bundled into a single package. Containers help build, test, deploy and re-engineer apps faster on multiple environments – whether it is a local laptop, on-premise data center or cloud platforms. Simply put, containers require less computing resources in comparison to virtual machine environments, are highly portable, cost-efficient and secure and thereby, can be employed for rapid app development and enhancement. 

The most famous container that is exploding the software engineering scene is a Docker – which is an open-source container standard that enables automated deployment of applications inside software containers. In 2022, the technology will continue to fuel open ecosystems, improve dev workflows, standardize and automate the building and sharing of micro-services apps and extract the right value from software engineering solutions.

Powering a Creative Future with Generative AI

Generative AI, a new disruptive technology, allows organizations to create artifacts that previously relied on human expertise, opening room for breakthrough innovation in the space of content, visual arts, design and other creative activities. The technology is expected to revolutionize the software engineering realm in the near future. It is poised to help organizations develop original media content, intuitive data models and replicas of physical objects by extracting the underlying patterns in the data input and generating high-quality outputs. Generative AI offer immense benefits such as lowering the risks associated with projects, training ML-based models to handle biases, enabling in-depth predictions about human behaviour and better comprehending abstract concepts – both in real and simulated universe. For example, Generative AI can be leveraged to develop softwares that can imitate the recorded movements of a user, say a professional dancer and apply it to other users – the non-dancers.

Democratization of Software with No Code-Low Code

Organizations will continue to observe an increase in the momentum of no code-low code application development platforms. These platforms empower citizen developers – non-technical business users in organizations – to build compelling apps, more efficiently and conveniently. With this democratized software development, business owners can modernize their legacy applications, accelerate the building of Minimal Viable Products (MVPs) and thereby, take their new products to market faster. The latest no code/low code development tools and software engineering solutions allow enterprise teams to execute multiple projects at an exponential pace, reducing their reliance on IT and giving them space to brainstorm and putting new ideas into action.

The Rise in Event-Driven Architecture (EDA)

Event-driven Architectures are likely to rule the roost in the new software engineering era. This concept is becoming popular as it enables organizations to detect events or important business moments (such as site visits, items purchased, e-cart abandonment, etc.) and act on them in real time. It comprises of event producers and consumers. When an event is detected, it is transferred from event producer to event consumer through event channels. This allows the services to be decoupled, i.e., they can be acted on, scaled and deployed seamlessly and independently.

Software engineering service providers can adopt the EDA framework to maximize application responsiveness, optimize utilization of recurring events and deliver exceptional customer experiences and stronger profits. The distributed environment can empower businesses to handle enormous workloads and anticipate potential faults in advance. This will allow enterprises to optimize their infrastructure needs, respond quickly to changing circumstances and in turn increase cost efficiencies and operational excellence. 


Intelligent software engineering services can be utilized to push new products and services across new industries and in new fields. At Innover, we offer premier software engineering services that help clients develop proven, custom applications that customer’s desire, reinvent their core capabilities and deliver path-breaking industrial solutions with speed and precision.

  • Innover Team  |  February 15, 2022   |  

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