What a year it's been, eh? There's been so much change in the past twelve months that I don't even know where to start reviewing and considering what is most important to pay attention to in the next twelve months.
A big part of my role in the office of the CTO at F5 is to track trends and technologies and identify which are the most important to investigate and adopt. Now, of course, those are biased toward F5 interests, but a lot of that is driven by recognizing what trends and technology will have the biggest impact on the market and, specifically, on app delivery and security. Typically, that impact is a result of changes in applications, like development languages, architectures, and new protocols and approaches to solving challenges arising from the last big shift in applications.
So, with that in mind, let’s look at a few of the trends and technologies that have grabbed my attention in the past year, shall we?