ThoughtWorks Issued the Latest Technology Radar- An Assessment of Software Trends

By CIOReview | Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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CHICAGO, IL: Technology company ThoughtWorks has issued the latest Technology Radar, an assessment of trends significantly impacting software development and business strategy.

The Technology Radar brings in limelight new software developments that help the company to solve all toughest challenges.

"In this edition of Technology Radar, we again highlight the issue of security and privacy," says Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks. "The Internet of Things (IoT) and proliferation of connected devices is changing the way companies think about software. Building and deploying secure software is the responsibility of all stakeholders involved in the process not just the developer or CSO. Further complicating things, the threat landscape continually evolves, meaning that security concerns are never completely resolved."

The notable themes in this edition of Technology Radar are:

  • Innovation in Architecture – “Cloud" is accepted by most organizations as the de-facto platform of the future, and the benefits and flexibility it brings have ushered in a renaissance in software architecture.  Also innovations are expected to continue with trends like containerization and software-defined networking providing even more technical options and capability.
  • A New Wave of Openness at Microsoft – Microsoft embracing a new strategy of openness, releases large parts of the .NET platform and runtime as open-source projects on GitHub. This in turn pave way to Linux as a hosting platform for .NET, allowing the C# language to compete alongside the current bevy of JVM-based languages.
  • Security Struggles Continue in the Enterprise - Developers are responding with increased security infrastructure and tooling, building automated test tools into deployment pipelines. Such tools are of course only part of a holistic approach to security, there is a heightened need for all organizations to "raise their game" in this space