The company's latest study noted that as developers understand the need to move fast, build for the cloud, but retain the flexibility to run where the business or workloads require, there is more leaning towards open source based, community driven technology stack to avoid cloud lock-in.
With 2018 touted to be a defining year for modern cloud developers, Oracle is hosting its global, flagship 'Oracle Code' developer focused event series in India yet again. Oracle Code enables developers to get a deep, hands-on view into emerging technologies and techniques for modern cloud development.
A number of trends have surfaced in the recent past, as per Oracle.
As per IDC, a research firm, 90 percent consumers will interact with chatbots by 2025. Embedding AI into apps with chatbots is a key priority for the developer community across the globe. Not only are chatbots a tool that business partners will value, but form the building blocks for machine learning systems that use natural language conversations, image analytics, augmented reality, and enterprise data.
Another trend popular in 2017 was that of serverless computing. It provides fantastic benefits to developers as they focus on the functionality of their code. Additionally, it is elastic, executes complex transactions and provides maximum portability
However, Java remains the top choice for companies capable of handling traditional and new styles of programming. This implies that as enterprises inevitably migrate more workload to the cloud, Java is a great foundation for serverless skills.
With the potential to revolutionise, both containers and micro servers have become highly popular. Developers can push a new crop of cloud-native apps using micro services and containers.
Blockchain has also opened up several new growth avenues, especially in industries that were more prone to fraud. Developers are creating innovative solutions in finance, logistics, and other verticals by leveraging permissioned blockchain technology.
"In the cloud economy, businesses are always searching for innovative ways to increase their developer velocity and agility, to accelerate digital transformation. Developers are increasingly preferring open, cloud-neutral, and community-driven container-native software stacks that enable them to avoid cloud lock-in and to run in a true hybrid mode - so they can use the same stack in the cloud - for that matter on any cloud - as they run on-premises," said Ravi Pinto, Director - Product Management, Oracle Cloud Platform.
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