Security in low-code/no-code solutions becomes a hot topic
Low-code and no-code programming tools have gained popularity because they allow users with little or no programming experience to create applications according to their requirements. However, one topic that is often overlooked when discussing these tools and when using them is security. If a vulnerability appears in any part of the code, that vulnerability will be propagated each time that code is deployed. Similar to the time when serverless applications were popular and users did not know how to use them safely, it can be predicted that there will be a similar learning curve for low-code and no-code solutions.
CISOs will continue to take control of their software supply chain
Already in the past year, deteriorations in the software supply chain due to cost increases quickly affect profitability. In 2022, open source supply chain security will prevail as companies strive for new ways to exchange and use knowledge in an understandable form. The idea is to democratize security testing and information, which requires more collaboration and communication. With this in mind, JFrog and other vendors are working to create a “ranking” for security packages and tools to promote this democratization process.
In addition, CISOs will increasingly use tools that provide complete transparency for software releases and automate the discovery and visibility of security issues along the software supply chain. Tools that reduce friction losses during the software release process ensure that the systems run properly and – more importantly – that the end users are satisfied.
The Metaverse will support hybrid working models
The global pandemic accelerated home-based work models out of necessity, and almost two years later, companies are realizing that remote and hybrid work models are actually good for business. As the discussion of metaverses increases, there is an opportunity to set one up for the DevOps community. This is essentially a free and open exchange of information such as software package evaluations and the democratization of current security practices. This area is still immature at the moment, but it can be assumed that the industry will soon move in this direction in order to improve cooperation.
Remote work will not disappear – more and more companies will resort to manpower at global locations, as they realize that local employees are not always enough. Remote work is indeed a new reality and smart companies are taking advantage of this by recruiting top talent in markets where they have not been represented before – and this trend will continue.
The Impact of AI/ML/NLP on DevOps
Kubernetes and other technologies have already made great strides in intelligent software development for end users, which is beneficial for everyone. However, the amount of software we have to build and maintain is growing faster than the number of developers that are available. Therefore, the only way to keep up with the demand for updating the high–quality software is to enlist the help of machines – or artificial intelligence. While we won’t necessarily have robots developing code, there will be more and more AI/ML/NLP in the tools that make a developer’s work faster, safer and more efficient, which is beneficial for scaling. AI is already helping us speed up the process by helping us automate the coordination, management and monitoring of the code and systems to ensure they are secure and up to date. A comprehensive, intelligent platform is needed to reach this next level.
DevSecOps will merge with app development
In 2022, the integration of DevSecOps will continue to progress with the development of products and enterprise applications. This is driven by developers who recognize critical security issues and to address these issues, you need to have the right tools. In today’s modern world, almost every company needs security tools that identify vulnerabilities and recommend the right steps to fix them. Security threats will continue to pose a serious risk, not only in software development, but also in corporate infrastructure. Defining the role of people and processes in relation to technology alone will help to enable more far-reaching cooperation.