Excerpts from an article published in Techgig

Biggest software development trends for 2022:

1. Automated code review process
Automated code review tools are already popular as it is. By 2022, more and more companies start using them in their code review process. This will allow developers to spend more time building new features rather than on code reviews.

2. Rigid software quality standards
The growing need for software to follow quality standards (like the ones proposed by ISO) will be addressed in 2022. As software solutions increasingly become a part of our day-to-day lives and in most of the devices we use, companies will start seeing the advantages of ISO certification, like improved quality, more efficient processes, increased reputation.

3. Code guidelines & standards
Having a clear standard can help current developers, and it is also relevant for the onboarding of new developers. In 2022, we expect more companies to incorporate language conventions and style consistency.

4. Focus on cybersecurity
Companies will be more focused on regular assessment and modernisation of their systems and technology stack in terms of cybersecurity.

5. The rise and rise of Kubernetes
Global tech companies are increasingly adopting Kubernetes, and it is becoming the obvious choice to automate software delivery.

6. An Adoption of Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
The IaC benefits include easier cloud-native adoption, traceability, deployment of similar configurations, and higher efficiency. All this during the entire software development lifecycle, which makes us anticipate that IaC adoption will increase next year.

7. An adoption of cloud native technologies
With cloud-native, we can have a container-based system, where services are deployed as a part of microservices and run in containers. This container approach can ultimately improve speed and efficiency, allowing companies to react to market changes quickly.

8. Rethinking the ethics of AI
While AI is growing and it provides a high number of benefits, it also faces challenges and risks when it comes to data security, data privacy, and ethical uses of data. Tech industry will continue developing ethical principles, guidelines, and regulations to enforce ethical behaviors from the AIs the developers are building.

9. Python will continue to top charts
If you want to start your programming career, Python is now the simplest and most popular option. Python programming language will retain top spot, beating Java, JavaScript, and C as the most popular language. Python overtook Java, JavaScript as the most popular programming language for the first time in 20 years in October 2021 ranking.

10. The rise & rise of Low-code or No-code
Low-code and no-code have already been hailed as the second digital transformation. By 2025, 70% of new applications developed by organizations will use low-code or no-code technologies, up from less than 25% in 2020.

11. Reimagining Remote and Hybrid Work
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we see office space. Time and space flexibility is the road to follow. More companies will implement remote or hybrid work policies, where employees can choose the workplace that best suits their needs.