An enterprise application is the phrase used to describe applications (or software) that a business would use to assist the organization in solving enterprise problems. When the word “enterprise” is combined with “application,” it usually refers to platform that is too large and too complex for individual or small business use.
Enterprise applications are typically designed to interface or integrate with other enterprise applications used within the organization, and to be deployed across a variety of networks (Internet, Intranet and corporate networks) while meeting strict requirements for security and administration management.
In other words, an enterprise application is a large software system platform designed to operate in a corporate environment. Enterprise apps are complex, scalable, component-based, distributed and often mission-critical. In this article, we’ll talk about the latest trends in enterprise application development…
- Security will become increasingly important: With an exponential increase in cyber-attacks, companies are making app security a top priority in their development efforts. According to Garner, about 75% of mobile apps fall well below basic security expectations. As security breaches become more common, security is finally getting the attention it deserves.
- Development of apps will be done by users with little or no knowledge of application development: This means that anyone from HR managers to business analysts to salespeople and everyone else in a corporate environment can develop their own applications using IT-sanctioned development software. This trend is going to explode in the coming years, as business users get the solutions they need and the IT department does not need to worry about users licensing third-party applications.
- App Refactoring and App Transformation: App Refactoring takes a Windows App that is meant for a desktop and then allows you to draw a new user interface that can be easily used from a smartphone or tablet.
- Front-end technologies will be used to create more powerful web applications: The shift towards client-side development, has resulted in a push towards front-end technologies. Users are demanding stronger and more responsive web applications that rival mobile apps and desktop software. Due to this, more of the application must be put in the browser.
- Responsive and adaptive design will disappear: This means that responsive and adaptive design will become a part of normal web design and development. Both responsive and adaptive design deliver applications that adapt to any device. Now, you shouldn’t wonder whether or not to build responsive or adaptive applications. Every application you build must adapt to any device.
These are some of the latest trends in enterprise app development. Keep these trends in mind when embarking on the complex journey of building an enterprise app that cost effectively meets the needs of your target users and works well with any device.