One of the few things to do with computing that has not seen multiple order-of-magnitude reductions in cost over the past 40 years is application development. This has always been expensive, and has always been on senior management radar as a cost-cutting target.
Where managers want to hear about how costs can be cut by 20%, 50% or 80% they will listen to whoever is selling this message. IT managers are not immune from this, if they are not listening to what the C-level people are hearing they may soon hear the sound of 'Goodbye'.
The last 15 or so years have been dominated by .Net with Visual Studio, or LAMP with Eclipse if you are outside the Windows mainstream. Although SSIS (and DTS before it) had a promise of code-free development they never became mainstream for application development. Partly because they were considered part of the SQL niche, and partly because they could not deliver on the code-free promise.
We are now seeing a new raft of tools promising code-free development but aimed squarely at application developers. Anybody concerned about costs would be daft to not look at these tools and get a project or two going to try them out. I suspect the normal result will follow - for simple things they will be code-free but for anything complicated (like enterprise-quality systems) code will be needed.
Management then has a dilemma. Do they major on training people to add the necessary code to the code-free tools, plus retain enough people to write traditional .Net code for where the code-free does not touch. Or do they maintain standardisation on .Net so they can swap developers around as needed. By 2025 we will know the answer.
My view is that application development will remain expensive. Code-free will move into departmental computing and get added to the morass of Access, Excell, and other uncontrolled stuff. Central IT will still be using Visual Studio and the latest .Net things, albeit that by 2025 .Net (or Eclipse) will have progressed a long way from what we see today.
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