IT - Developer

The overwhelming majority of developers worry about security and consider it important, yet many lack a dedicated cybersecurity leader

"Despite concerns over software security, many companies have not assigned a cybersecurity leader to help secure their applications - a problem that will only worsen as demand for technical security experts deepens worldwide.

In data published on Nov. 21, software security firm WhiteHat Security found that three-quarters of developers are worried about the security of their applications, and about seven out of eight consider security to be an important development consideration, but only half of these teams have a dedicated cybersecurity expert. The "Developer Security Sentiment Study," which produced the data, found that about 49% of development teams lack a dedicated cybersecurity leader and 43% prioritize deadlines over secure coding..."

Low-code tooling offers many benefits but cost, security, product selection and application should be carefully considered

"Low-code development is not a new phenomenon. In many ways, the term is a modern moniker for rapid application development (RAD) tools first introduced in the 1980s. These tools were originally introduced as alternatives to traditional programming techniques. Early RAD tools focused on quick, iterative development methods prioritising constrained functionality, user experience and overall performance.

Today, empowering employees with low-code development technology is part of the digital workplace charter, supporting the large scale of departmental and workgroup application development. Only applications that are of an extreme scale (for example, relying on custom microservices) or that contain novel capabilities require the traditional professional IT developer and are outside low-code tool capabilities..."

The world of software development will see big changes. Learn Forrester Research's top 5 predictions for the software development market in 2020

"The world of software development is set for some big changes in 2020. We predict that service mesh, Kubernetes, AI-infused applications, and low-code products will continue their upward swing in enterprise adoption. And organizationally, developers will continue to spread out from central IT departments; business developers are proliferating as companies increasingly deploy software in service of customer obsession..."

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