Java Predictions for 2012 – the rise of Android and DevOps?
John Stevenson offers three predictions for the year ahead
The rise and rise of DevOps
Coined by Patric Debois, DevOps sees teams trying to become much
more effective at deploying software into production – creating a
streamlined and managed build pipeline.
Understanding how to create great build piplelines has been
around here and there but next year
its time to go mainstream as more and more companies look to
become more competitive in a tighter economy.
Quad core mobile computing
Developers have had quad core Macs for the last year or so, now
its time for the mobile sector to make use of this
technology. Tablets will come into their own with Quad core
ARM Cortex chips and this will bleed over into the latest mobile
phones. The main reason for quad core in mobile is to have
the power without the heat and battery drain of a faster CPU.
It will be interesting to see if the extra cores become an OS or an
application designers challenge.
Android on the rise
If Oracle cant slow down Android, then perhaps nothing
will. Whilst I dont see a resolution happening over the Java
lawsuit next year, Android popularity looks sure to rise.
With Android 4 as a new years present in devices like the Asus
Terminator Prime, the future looks very robotic…