2020: A Developer’s Preview

Interesting Trends in Devtech

Matthew Tyson
Dec 10, 2019 · 7 min read
If you are not a dev: stop reading.

It’s Big

The worldwide public cloud services market was projected to grow 17.5 percent in 2019 to total $214.3 billion, up from $182.4 billion in 2018, according to Gartner, Inc.

But What Exactly is It?

There are really two kinds of cloud software: end-user and developer. SaaS and IaaS.

  • PaaS: Runtime abstractions like Cloud Foundry
  • SaaS: The end-product of most development: a service consumed over the ‘net
  • BPaaS: A catch-all descriptor for higher-order SaaS designed to encapsulate entire business processes

AI Cools Off

Did you know artificial intelligence has gone through several boom and bust cycles?

  • Word spreads and the marketing folks pick it up.
  • The hype begins and people become expectant of true, Earth-shaking computer-based intelligence
  • The hype goes off a cliff of unreality as the actual work of machine learning pushes incrementally forward

IaaS is Homogonized, New Battlefields Sought

IaaS grew to $32.4 billion in 2018, and 2019 is on course to continue that trend. Web apps were already a rapidly expanding concern, and cloud tech just threw a bunch of gasoline on it.

New Dev Tools

The big question is where is the next battleground?


That is: we don’t really care which cloud provider we are using: we just need disk, ram and network. Now run it.

React Remains Dominant Front-End Framework

I had a rude wakeup where I realized that my underdog favorite, VueJs, wasn’t the best framework out there. ReactJs is.

More Big-Corp Musical Chairs

It’s been interesting to watch the mighty tech giants scramble and acquire to survive the cloud revolution. It’s like musical chairs, each company concerned it won’t have a big enough footprint to survive.


Virtualized resources are inherently more vulnerable, and micro-service architecture increases security complexity.

Language Wars

I wonder if any of the newer languages will really break out and enter the lofty realms of Java, JavaScript and PHP?

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