A common thread runs through most of these nine trends: Open source is leading the way in technology development. It's become the vehicle of choice for startups to gain traction, as customers -- mainly developers within companies -- take new technologies for a spin, provide feedback, and eventually put them into production. Meanwhile, other developers see what's hot and start building an ecosystem around a core project, as has occurred with Docker, Hadoop, OpenStack, and others.
The simple model of open source development -- collaborative, self-organized, and distributed -- even appears to be having an impact on enterprise app dev. That trend will take years to unfold, although some companies are now experimenting with it.
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