Oracle sees Indian developers increasingly preferring open, container native technologies for rapid application development and deployment. 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.
Oracle is empowering developers across the world to build modern applications with an open, modern and easy to use development cloud platform. 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. At the second edition of Oracle Code Bengaluru, developers were treated to a melange of keynotes, technical sessions and hands-on labs delivered by industry luminaries, community members and Oracle experts.
According to Oracle, key trends witnessed in the Indian developer ecosystem include:
- Conversational User Interface: As per IDC, 90% of 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 are the building blocks for machine learning systems that use natural language conversations, image analytics, augmented reality, and enterprise data.
- Serverless computing: It was one of the hottest trends in 2017 and is fast gaining mainstream acceptance in 2018. 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
- Java continues to hold fort: There has never been a better time to grow Java skills for the developer community. Java remains the top choice for companies capable of handling traditional and new styles of programming. This implies that as enterprises inevitably migrate more workloads to the cloud, Java is a great foundation for serverless skills.
- Containers and Microservices: With the potential to revolutionize, 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: Blockchain has 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.