Latest Trends That Web Development Toolchains Will Consider in 2020
Business owners all over the globe are taking every measure to remain competitive in the market and for that they are investing in web development, mobile application development backend services or front end web development. Managing and automating the deployments have become top plans for this new year. But with the complexity and development velocity growing, creating and deploying applications manually will become more cumbersome and error prone.
So what is the solution? Who is willing to work a deployment at night or in the middle of a weekend?
The good news is that we have toolchains that can help in encompassing many of the typical deployment tasks. It is now at a point where the tools can easily pull the codes and various other assets from a software change management system and do the task through to actual deployment in a virtual machine.
But there are still more works to do in it and here in this blog we will discuss how web development toolchains can be improved in 2020
What is a Toolchain?
A toolchain can be defined as a set of tools that helps to compile the source codes into executables that can run on target devices. It includes a linker, compiler and run time libraries. In general, they are used to perform complex web development tasks to create software products. The tools that form a toolchain are executed consecutively so that the output of each tool become the input of another starting environment for the next one.
Areas where Web Development Toolchains will Improve in the Coming Year:
Integration with Project Management Systems:
Though end to end solutions are available, most organizations begin the toolchain with the code merge phase. The benefit of including agile project management is that it offers a better deployment visibility for the project managers and scrum masters and helps to link between the codes, deployed services and requirements. In the year 2020, toolchain integration with agile project management tools will be more prevalent and the toolchains will also extend in both the directions so as to include deployment analytics which will be a common feature.
AI for Managing the Deployments:
There can be nothing worse than a failed deployment and a failed one whose reasons are unknown is even more frustrating. At times it can be very difficult to find out the reasons for the failure and there may be important data that include the information about the failed deployment, but it can really be troublesome to go through and find out the root cause of the failure. It is here that AI becomes very useful for the web application developers. It can analyze the data that is collected during the failure and find out what is wrong. This helps to fix the problem and easily restart the deployment, thereby saving a lot of time and money.
Most toolchains perform vulnerability scans when the artifacts are placed in the repository. But security threats still become an issue in various places and this is true for codes that are just about to be deployed. More and more security checks at each stage of the CI/CD pipeline is what the customers will ask in 2020, especially when the code is being packaged for deployment. Many companies are working to secure each stage of the pipeline and it is expected that both license scanning and vulnerability will become a standard feature of CI/CD tools.