AI has finally entered the gate of software development, and it’s never coming out. Artificial intelligence shows what it’s capable of, from deployment to coding and helping companies establish new paradigms for creating innovative technologies.
Machine learning algorithms accelerate development, while AI gives developers the tools they need to optimize all their workflows throughout the development process. We can expect huge things in the future as AI opens many new opportunities for software development.
While AI changes how developers work, write, and manage code, the industry should improve speed, quality, and productivity. Let’s just focus on the “now” and see how AI powers software development.
Accelerating DevSecOps transformation with AI
What is DevSecOps? It’s a modern approach to application security that introduces security at the early stage of the development cycle and expands collaboration between operations and development teams for integrating security experts in the delivery cycle.
How does AI improve DevSecOps, though? Security teams must perform defect and vulnerability testing at the early stages. There’s no need to do them manually anymore, but automated testing, like signature-based detection, has a lot of problems, like false positives.
AI and ML have context learning, and they can extract information from past examples, categorize new examples, and predict and recognize issues through complex algorithms. AI then analyzes these vulnerabilities, determines the legitimate ones, and prioritizes security triaging.
AI also monitors security after release while giving continuous metrics that allow improvements during and after development.
Improved strategic decision-making.
AI improves decision-making with automation and less human intervention. AI reduces the time required to determine which features and products should be invested. AI minimizes risk and assesses future software’s performance by looking at previous software’s historical performance.
The decision-making process is being revolutionized as AI enables advanced analytics with its ability to augment human intelligence and consider multiple complex actors. All this leads to mitigating costs and risks associated with decision-making.
Furthermore, AI doesn’t make human errors and doesn’t have biases, and uses data to make informed decisions.
Better development scale and speed
DevOps will soon have AI rooted in all its essential parts. Time to restore service, change lead times, and deployment frequency are all time-based KPIs. Deep learning and machine learning can shorten many processes, especially software testing.
AI performs tests automatically to save time and ensure multiple scenario testing. Artificial intelligence is crucial to the quality assurance process as it reduces errors. Developers use AI to streamline their processes, reduce repetitive tasks, and reduce waste.
ML hyper-automation solutions also verify deployments which saves even more time. We can only expect AI to start coding in the future, too, and help deliver more robust codes.
The role of developers is quickly changing
AI helps developers automate tasks and assign them to intelligent machines to use their abilities to their fullest potential while collaborating with AI. Programmers focus on core development tasks, and instead of being replaced by AI, their tasks have changed.
Future developers won’t have to learn how to perform specific tasks as AI will care for them. Instead, they must develop skills to use AI solutions and implement them into their work. With this in mind, developers will probably have to learn the basics of AI to understand how to use these tools effectively.
AI won’t make developers obsolete but will make their work more creative and logically driven. For example, we are already seeing the use of AI-enabled computers that help developers protect themselves from errors by generating correct and executable code.
More accurate estimates
Software developers are known for needing help giving good cost and timelines estimates. Even with project managers and professionals whose jobs are to provide price estimates, they could be more accurate. Using trained AI helps project accurate estimates to predict budget, time, and manpower requirements.
Getting the right prediction means understanding the context and all relevant outputs. AI is already capable of doing this, and they’re pushing back deadlines. That helps development teams stay competitive in the market and execute quality products quickly.
Artificial intelligence is the present and the future, and in just a few years, it will be impossible to imagine setting up a development process without using AI. We are only scratching the surface here, as many companies are still rejecting the adoption of AI.
At the same time, AI is constantly getting better and opening new possibilities. Software development has always been a constantly changing landscape, and new technologies will only fuel innovation leading to more accurate processes.