2017’s Top 4 Trends in Software Development
2017’s Top 4 Trends in Software Development

2016 brought us chatbots, and emphasized the benefits of automation. Software development Dubai is still getting transformed by a plethora of technological advancements. Here are the top 4 trends that positively impacted IT software development in Dubai

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

It already has a good momentum at present. But according to experts, it will advance at a much greater pace by the second half of 2017. PaaS is a cloud computing solution that provides both hardware and software tools for application software development. The developers only have to sign in through a web browser to get access to resources with which they can host and develop software. The users are normally charged on a per-month or per-use basis. 


Still growing consistently, automation plays a role in many departments of businesses including marketing, operations, supply, and research & development. With machines becoming smarter every year, automation can essentially reduce manual and repetitive work adding to the efficiency of the enterprise. The workforce will be spared for more creative work. 


Basically a set of principles that accommodates change in a software development environment. Agile facilitates collaboration among cross-functional teams while adapting to changes on the go. Its key benefits are speed and flexibility. The software can be delivered quite early, and features can be subsequently added to it through multiple iterations based on the demands from clients. 

Machine Learning

Machine learning is the ability of machines to learn without being specifically programmed to do so. This technology will supposedly close the void between humans and machines in the future, allowing technology to learn to adapt to changing environments. It’s been there for many years, but recent advancements in the field catapulted its popularity making it one of the hottest trends this year.