DevOps Summit Journal – 1/2/18
[Ed. Note: Byline by Otto Berkes, Chief Technology Officer, CA Technologies.]
Every year about this time, we gaze into crystal balls to divine the future of our industry - or at least where it's headed over the next 365 days. The result is often a triumph of incrementalism: we predict that we will get more of what we already have. The truth is, technology isn't as revolutionary as we often think - and commenting on incremental changes alone may not help us understand what lies ahead.
Along with a few near-term predictions - so hard to resist - I'd also like to make some predictions not just about technology per se, but about related changes to organizations, processes, and the cultures around them. Here's my main prediction: By 2030 what we've come to know as "IT" today will be virtually unrecognizable.
No-code software will drive truly distributed technology
By 2030, the "de-codification of coding" - meaning the use of no-code or low-code platforms - will become real. Assembling code blocks into new applications will be possible without having to manipulate the underlying code itself. And, software that "learns to learn" will deliver on the dream of self-writing software that evolves itself through learning.