The business world has entered what many regard as "the software economy." Because software has become the necessary tool and the market for computer science and software careers has exploded, but in a good way. Take a look at all the products and services surrounding everyday life, and you will see why. New mobile phones and devices for instance, don't differ much in physical hardware. Instead, they are largely differentiated by the software they use and the user interface design they have.
Even automobiles are becoming software-reliant, as they become highly programmable devices that interact with many other kinds of devices, smartphones, and software tools. For instance take the Tesla. This engineering marvel is said to have one of the most advanced software interfaces in the automobile market today, even more advanced that the Chevy Volt, which features 10 million lines of code—two million more than what the F-35 fighter jet has.
Going back to more practical applications, another reason for the great demand for software development and development professionals is the increasing demand for wearable computer devices, which are also largely software based. The Nike Fuel Band, Fitbit, and Jawbone Up, are only some of the most exciting devices already available in the market today, making exercise and wellness even more enjoyable for many. These devices also create a personal big data analytics device for people who want to monitor their personal wellness. Google Glass is another major example, which only opens up an even larger market for wearable computing.
Mobile apps have also transformed service delivery for businesses. With thousands of mobile applications being downloaded on a daily basis, developing an app has also become one of the most in-demand projects for nearly every business, and this demand is only expected to increase as even newer devices come into being, allowing newer experiences and greater conveniences for end users.