ThoughtWorks Highlights Security, Microservices and Container Ecosystem Explosion in Technology Radar

International Advisory Board of Leading Technologists Issues Newest Edition of Tech Radar 

CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2015 /CNW/ -- ThoughtWorks, a global technology company, today issued the latest Technology Radar, an assessment of trends significantly impacting software development and business strategy. The Technology Radar sets out the current changes in software development - things in motion to pay attention to based upon ThoughtWorks' day-to-day work and experience solving their clients' toughest challenges.

"With the threat landscape still evolving, our latest edition of Technology Radar continues to focus on security and innovative approaches," said Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks. "In addition, we are seeing exciting growth and investment around microservices, opening up new opportunities for developers to create more maneuverable architectures. And the explosion in container ecosystems is helping reduce the friction of reliably building and deploying applications to the cloud."

"As we look toward 2016, we are seeing organizations increase their focus on merging business with technology, and that is a positive trend," said Craig Gorsline, President and Chief Commercial Officer of ThoughtWorks. "We are witnessing an exciting time in which businesses are digitally transforming and executives are leveraging technology as the engine to power their business, ultimately defining and disrupting entire industries. Understanding the fast-moving technology landscape is essential for success."

The notable themes in this edition of Technology Radar include:

Docker Incites Container Ecosystem Explosion - Containerization, exemplified by Docker, is wildly popular in a growing number of organizations. The interest varies widely across and within organizations; our recommendations range from Assess to Adopt.

Microservices and Related Tools Gain in Popularity - Interest continues unabated around this architectural style, and we expect to see even more growth and maturity in this space in the near future.

JavaScript Tooling Settles to Merely Chaotic - We have highlighted the churn in the JavaScript tool space before, but the community is gradually calming and coalescing around some common practices.

Security Is Everybody's Problem - Security is an issue that uniquely affects all roles across the software development lifecycle. We highlighted improvement in the security space in the last edition of Technology Radar, and we're pleased to see teams baking security practices into their processes.

Visit ThoughtWorks.com/radar to access the interactive version or download the PDF version.

We want to hear from you. Which Technology Radar tools, techniques, practices and platforms do you use? Continue the conversation on Twitter. (@thoughtworks #TWTechRadar).

About Technology Radar 
Technology Radar, now in its 6th year, is created by the ThoughtWorks Technology Advisory Board, which consists of 20 senior technologists from around the globe who serve as regular advisors to Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Rebecca Parsons. At ThoughtWorks we are focused on helping our industry improve and believe in sharing what we learn. We encourage you to explore the technologies in the Radar and build your own. Visit "Build Your Own Radar" to learn how.

About ThoughtWorks 
ThoughtWorks is a software company and community of passionate, purpose-led individuals that specialize in software consulting, delivery and products. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. We make pioneering tools for software teams who aspire to be great. Our products help organizations continuously improve and deliver quality software for their most critical needs.

 

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